Nebraska, which has been in a regional in six of the past seven seasons and hosted in four of the past five years, will host Horizon League champion Illinois-Chicago (38-19-1) in Friday's first game set for 1:05 p.m. North Carolina State (40-17) will take on Creighton (46-15) in the day's second contest, slated for 7:05 p.m. General admission all-session tickets ($56 for adults; $35 for youths) are going fast and can be purchased right now on Huskers.com or at the Nebraska Ticket Office beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Nebraska, which shared the Big 12 regular-season title with Baylor before beating the Bears in Sunday's Big 12 Tournament title game, comes into the regional with a 51-13 record. Nebraska's 51 wins lead the nation and matches the school's single-season record set in 2001.
The Big 12 received five bids, as regular-season co-champion Baylor received the No. 4 national seed. Other Big 12 teams in postseason action this week include Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Mike
On Nebraska's Selection to the NCAA Tournament as one of 16 Regional Sites:
"It's exciting to be at home. Our kids deserved the national seed for what they did on the baseball field. I'm happy for them that they get the opportunity to be at home, and now what it boils down to is to take care of business while we're here."
Nebraska's No. 3 national seed:
"I'm a little surprised at being that high. But what I think it speaks to is the fact they we are the Big 12 champion and they give credit to the Big 12 champion for being one of the top conferences in the nation."
No. 1 seed Nebraska
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No. 2 seed NC State Wolfpack (40-17)
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No. 3 seed Creighton Bluejays (46-15)
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No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago Flames (38-19-1)
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Game 1 -- 1:05 p.m. Nebraska vs. Illinois-Chicago
Game 2 -- 7:05 p.m. NC State vs. Creighton
Saturday, June 4
Game 3 -- 1:05 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4 -- 7:05 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Sunday, June 5
Game 5 -- 1:05 p.m. Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 6 -- 6:05 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner game 4
Monday, June 6 (if neccessary)
Game 7 -- 1:05 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6