Sooners will face TCU in first round

Joining coach Sunny Golloway (pictured) and the Sooners (40-19) in the Norman Regional will be Houston (39-20), Wichita State (44-20) and TCU (38-21). The Sooners will play TCU in the first round on Friday at 7 p.m. (Photo/Lisa Hall)

The winner of the Norman regional will play the winner of the Rice regional in a best-of-three series (beginning June 9) for the right to go to the College World Series in Omaha. OU lost to Rice 8-2 on Feb. 17 in Houston, but bounced back to beat the then top-ranked Owls 15-3 on April 18 in Norman. Rice is seeded as the No. 2 team in the overall field of 64.

The Sooners are the top seed in the Norman regional, Houston is No. 2, Wichita State is No. 3 and TCU is No. 4. OU is 2-2 against teams in the regional. The Sooners lost to Wichita State 12-2 in Norman and 9-5 in Wichita and beat TCU 10-5 in Fort Worth and 12-11 in Norman.

The regional, which is the first in Norman at L. Dale Mitchell Park since 1977, will get underway Friday, June 2 at 1 p.m. with Wichita State against Houston. Again, OU and TCU will play at 7 p.m. Friday night.

The losers of Friday's games will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday with the winners going head-to-head at 7 p.m.

See the link below for the complete bracket...

Complete NCAA Bracket

Norman Regional Schedule

Game 1: No. 3 Wichita State vs. No. 2 Houston 1 p.m.
Game 2: No. 4 TCU vs. No. 1 Oklahoma 7 p.m.

Game 3: Game 2 Loser vs. Game 1 Loser 1 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 7 p.m.

Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser 1 p.m.
Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner 7 p.m.

Game 7: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser (*if necessary) 7 p.m.

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