May 11, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo.- The Mizzou softball team will serve as one of 16 NCAA Regional hosts this weekend, announced Sunday by the NCAA Division I Softball Selection Committee. The Tigers received the No. 15 overall seed in the national bracket and are the top-seeded squad in the Columbia Regional with a 41-16 overall record.
This marks the sixth-straight year, and eighth year overall, that the Tigers have played hosts to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Head coach Ehren Earleywine led the Tigers to a third-place finish (15-9) in the program's second season in the Southeastern Conference.
Joining the Tigers in the bracket are Bradley (27-30, 15-12 Missouri Valley), Kansas (32-21, 7-11 Big 12) and Nebraska (40-14, 18-5 Big Ten). Mizzou will open play on Friday, May 16, against Bradley at 12:30 p.m. at University Field.
Mizzou has won an NCAA Regional title each of the last six seasons and have won eight in the program’s history. Last season, the Tigers went 3-1 in their regional to advance to the program's sixth-straight NCAA Super Regional.
Tickets for the Columbia Regional will be on sale Monday, May 12, beginning at noon at the Mizzou Arena Box Office (1-800-CAT-PAWS) and online at MUTigers.com.
All games from the Columbia Regional will be streamed live through Mizzou Network.
COLUMBIA REGIONAL SCHEDULE (CT)
Friday, May 16
12:30 p.m. - Game One: Nebraska vs. Kansas
3 p.m. - Game Two: No. 15 Mizzou vs. Bradley
Saturday, May 17
3:30 p.m. - Game Three: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2
6 p.m. - Game Four: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 (loser eliminated)
8:30 p.m. - Game Five: Loser G3 vs. Winner G4 (loser eliminated)
Sunday, May 18
Noon - Game Six: Winner G3 vs. Winner G5
2:30 p.m. - Game Seven (if necessary)
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