It was almost a foregone conclusion that No. 6 Texas would host a Regional after Texas captured its third regular season Big 12 championship in five years. The Longhorns (40-19) are hosting a Regional Tournament for the fifth consecutive year and for the 35th time in school history. It also signals the 50th season that Texas has advanced to the post-season.
The other 15 regional host schools are Alabama, Arkansas, Cal St. Fullerton, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Rice and Virginia.