Arkansas hosts Grambling in First Round

Arkansas hopes to get Zack Cox back this weekend for the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. Teams were announced Monday.

Arkansas will host Grambling in the first round of the NCAA's Fayetteville Regional Friday at Baum Stadium. The time has yet to be set.

The Razorbacks (40-18) will host their first regional since 2007 and fourth in seven years while the Tigers will make their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1985.

Grambling (22-29) won the SWAC Tournament championship last week to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Washington State (34-20) will travel to Fayetteville as the No. 2 seed in the regional and will face No. 3 seed Kansas State (36-20) on the first day.

Arkansas and Washington State are no strangers to one another. The Razorbacks went 4-0 against the Cougars in 2009, winning 10-3 in the first game of the Norman Regional and sweeping Washington State in the season opener for both teams last year.

The winner of the Fayetteville Regional will be paired with the winner of the Tempe Regional. Arizona State, the No. 1 overall seed, will headline that field, which also includes San Diego, Hawaii and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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