The meeting will be the 24th in the all-time series with the Owls (35-20) who hold a 17-6 edge. The last meeting came in 2011 with the Ragin' Cajuns dropping 2-1 at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field in a mid-week contest. The two teams have met five times in the postseason as Rice holds a slight 3-2 edge.
The host Houston is the top seed at the regional with Houston Baptist rounding out the regional field as the four seed. The Cougars (42-18) and Huskies (28-25) will meet in the nightcap on Friday at 7 p.m.
Every game from the regional will be broadcast on ESPN3, while fans can also catch the Louisiana contests on the Ragin' Cajuns radio network.
The Cajuns (39-21) are coming off of a 5-1 victory in 12 innings over South Alabama in the 2015 Sun Belt Tournament Championship game. Junior second baseman Stefan Trosclair was named the Most Outstanding Player at the tournament after driving in all five runs in the game including the game-winning grand slam in the top of the 12th inning.
Check RaginCajuns.com throughout the week for ticket information and a complete listing of game times and media coverage.