NCAA Baseball Tournament 2016 bracket: Full championship field released
May 31 2016
The Tigers received the 8th seed overall for the tournament. No top seed has won the championship since Miami in 1999, the first year of the current tournament structure. Texas Tech earned the No. 5 seed to be the only non-ACC/SEC school to get the numerical distinction.
Along with the 2016 NCAA Regional, scheduled to begin Friday, the Cardinals (47-12) also hosted the regional round of the NCAA Championship in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 while also hosting NCAA Super Regional series in 2007, 2014 and 2015.
Can UNC sneak into the NCAA Tournament field after missing the ACC Tournament?
We'll have plenty more coverage of the NCAA Tournament this week and as it progresses. "Ten teams is quite an accomplishment".
Selection committee chairman Joel Erdman said the last three teams picked for at-large bids were Southeastern Louisiana (39-19), Nebraska (37-20) and South Alabama (40-20). "You're looking to find reasons to pull them in (but) they didn't perform well against the best teams in the league".
The Gaels (33-23), champions of the West Coast Conference tournament, is the No. 3 seed in Raleigh and Coastal Carolina (44-15) is the second seed.
UNCW was selected as a two seed in the regional, along with host SC, 3 seed Duke, and 4 seed Rhode Island. No. 1 North Carolina State faces No. 4 Navy (42-14-1).