Texas State set to begin NCAA tournament run in Los Angeles regional

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Texas State (42-14, 18-5 Sun Belt) is headed west for its NCAA regional.

The Bobcats were placed in the Los Angeles regional. The No. 3 overall seed UCLA (50-4, 20-4 PAC-12) hosts the regional at Easton Stadium.

Texas State is the No. 2 seed in the regional. The Bobcats are joined by No. 3-seeded California State Fullerton (33-23 18-3 Big West), and No. 4 Sacramento State (31-18, 14-7 Big Sky).

Texas State will begin its run in the NCAA tournament against Cal State Fullerton on Friday at 7:30 p.m. UCLA will conclude Friday’s action against Sacramento State at 10 p.m

The Bobcats have met the Titans five times. The last game between the two teams was in 2014, where Cal State Fullerton won 4-2. The Titans hold a 3-2 overall record against Texas State.

The Bobcats have played UCLA four times with the Bruins winning all four contests. The two squads, however, haven’t played in 15 years.

Texas State and Sacramento State have played each other four times with both teams winning two games.

This is the third consecutive NCAA regional appearance for Texas State, eighth under head coach Ricci Woodard, and ninth overall. The Bobcats hold a 9-16 record in regional play. Texas State went 1-2 in 2017 in the College Station regional.

The winner of this year’s Los Angeles regional will take on the winner of the Tucson regional in a super regional. Arizona is hosting the Tucson regional with Mississippi State, North Dakota State and Saint Francis competing in it.

NCAA Los Angeles regional schedule
Friday, May 18

Game 1 – No. 3 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 2 Texas State – 7:30 p.m. CT
Game 2 – No. 4 Sacramento State vs No. 1 UCLA – 10 p.m. CT

Saturday, May 19
Game 3 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 4 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
Game 5 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser

Sunday, May 20
Game 6 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7* – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser 
* if necessary

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