After winning the MAC tournament over the Ball State Cardinals, the Bowling Green Falcons have earned a spot to play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999. The remaining conference tournaments around the nation wrapped up earlier today and the NCAA has already released the complete bracket for their tournament.
Louisville regional: 1 Louisville 2 Miami 3 Oklahoma State 4 Bowling Green. Paired with Nashville for supers.
Louisville regional: 1 Louisville 2 Miami 3 Oklahoma State 4 Bowling Green. Paired with Nashville for supers.— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) May 27, 2013
1) Louisville (46-12, 20-4 Big East)
The hosts of this Regional bracket. The Cardinals were 2-and-out in the Big East Tournament, but they're 30-5 at home so...
2) Miami (FL) (36-23, 14-16 ACC)
The Hurricanes have won the ACC tournament and will probably be playing with some passion as head coach Jim Morris is suffering with pneumonia. On a brighter note: this is the 41st consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Not a typo.
3) Oklahoma State (39-17, 13-10 Big 12)
The Cowboys are 9-6 on the road and 6-4 when playing on a neutral site. Also, in their last 10 games, they're at and even 5-5 sample-sized record.
4) Bowling Green (24-29, 13-14 MAC)
Yes, the only team in this regional with a losing record. Of course, you just have to do the bare minimum and be "good enough" to make it into the tournament that really matters. Either way, Mr. Jeremy Guy is loving this moment.
Game 1: (1) Louisville vs (4) BGSU (Time TBA)
Game 2: (2) Miami vs (3) Okla St (Time TBA)
Game 3: G1 Loser vs G2 Loser (Time TBA)
Game 4: G1 Winner vs G2 Winnner (Time TBA)
Game 5: G3 Winner vs G4 Loser (1:00 pm)
Game 6: G4 Winner vs G5 Loser (5:00 pm)
*If necessary. Will happen if "G4 Winner" beats "G5 Loser" in Game 6.*
Game 7: G6 Winner vs G6 Loser (1:00 pm)