Schedule for Regional announced

Texas A&M will host Alabama, Houston and Oral Roberts in this weekend's NCAA Regional at Olsen Field in College Station, the NCAA announced Monday. <br><br>Houston and Alabama will meet in Friday's first-round game at 2 p.m. (CDT), while A&M and ORU will battle at 7 p.m.

Game Schedules

Game 1: Alabama vs. Houston, 2 p.m.
Game 2: Texas A&M vs. Oral Roberts, 7 p.m.

Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10 a.m.
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7 p.m.

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 6, 2 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 6, 7 p.m. (if necessary)

The Aggies (43-17) are one of 16 regional No. 1 seeds around the country. A&M tied for second in the Big 12 Conference and received an at-large bid to the field of 64. The Aggies, making their 21st tournament appearance, hold a No. 8 national ranking in the most recent edition of the SportsWeekly/ESPN Top 25 coaches' poll.

Alabama (37-22) received the Southeastern Conference's automatic bid after going 4-0 in the league tournament. The Crimson Tide tied for fifth in the SEC's Western division with a 14-16 league mark, but posted a win over No. 14 South Carolina, two over No. 13 Auburn and a 10-3 win over No. 8 LSU this past weekend to punch their ticket to the NCAAs. This marks the 16th NCAA appearance for Alabama.

Houston (32-27) is making its fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance as an at-large team out of Conference USA. The Cougars went 1-2 in last weekend's C-USA Tournament in New Orleans.

Oral Roberts (41-18) represents the Mid-Continent Conference as the league's automatic qualifier. The Golden Eagles went 19-1 during the regular season and 4-0 in last weekend's tournament. ORU is making its sixth straight NCAA appearance and 15th overall.

All tickets, including single game reserved and general admission, will go on sale Tuesday, May 27, at 8 a.m. Please contact the athletic ticket office at 979-845-2311 or toll-free 1-888-99-AGGIE. Tickets may be purchased in person at the main ticket office located in room 132 of G. Rollie White Coliseum. The main ticket office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The ticket office at Olsen Field will open at 8 a.m. each day of the tournament.

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