Ole Miss to Host Tulane, Boston College and Utah in NCAA Regional
May 30, 2016

Tournament Central

NCAA Release (Bracket Included) Get Acrobat Reader | Oxford Regional Ticket Information

OXFORD, Miss.
– After being selected as a regional host Sunday night, the Ole Miss baseball team officially earned its 21st postseason appearance Monday, May 30 as the 2016 NCAA Baseball Tournament draw was announced on ESPNU. The Rebels will host Tulane University, Boston College and the University of Utah.

Ole Miss is the No. 1 seed in the regional and will kick off its Road to Omaha against the Utah (25-27), the No. 4 seed and Pac-12 champion, on Friday, June 3 from Swayze Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com as well as the Ole Miss IMG Sports Network. No. 2 seed Tulane (39-19), the American Conference regular season champion, will face No. 3 seed Boston College (31-20), an at-large selection from the ACC, in the first game of the day at 3 p.m. All regional games can be seen on WatchESPN.com and the WatchESPN app.

The four teams will battle it out in a double-elimination format with the victor earning a spot to an NCAA Super Regional. The Oxford Regional is paired with the Coral Gables Regional, where No. 3 national seed Miami is the host.

"Although we knew we were in the tournament having been selected as a host last night, it is always exciting to see your name pop up on the television screen,” said head coach Mike Bianco. “We have three really good teams making the trip to Oxford. We are ready to being the Road to Omaha.”

The Rebels are heading to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in 16 seasons under Bianco as well as hosting a regional for the seventh time. The last time a regional was hosted at Swayze Field (2014), Ole Miss advanced to the Lafayette Super Regional before making its first trip to the College World Series since 1972 and finishing third in the nation. Ole Miss has also made five NCAA Super Regional appearances during the Bianco era.

Ole Miss holds a 43-17 record heading into the tournament after making a run to the SEC Tournament semifinals in Hoover, Alabama. The Rebels also collected eight victories over top-10 teams throughout the season and finished 18-12 in SEC play. Ole miss faced ­­­­­eight tournament teams during the 2016 season, tallying 10 wins against them, including six versus the eight national seeds.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the Oxford Regional can find them here.

For the latest news and updates involving Ole Miss Baseball, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb. Fans can also follow head coach Mike Bianco on Twitter at @CoachMikeBianco.

2016 NCAA Oxford Regional Schedule (All times CT and are subject to change)

Friday, June 3
Game 1: 3 p.m. - No. 3 Boston College vs. No. 2 Tulane (SEC Network+/ESPN3)
Game 2: 7 p.m. - No. 4 Utah vs. No. 1 Ole Miss (SEC Network+/ESPN3)

Saturday, June 4
Game 3: 1 p.m. - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (SEC Network+/ESPN3)
Game 4: 5 p.m. - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (SEC Network+/ESPN3)

Sunday, June 5
Game 5: 1 p.m. - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (SEC Network+/ESPN3)
Game 6: 5 p.m. - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (SEC Network+/ESPN3)

Monday, June 6
Game 7: (if necessary) – 7 p.m. - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (SEC Network+/ESPN3)


 

 

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