Tiger Softball Still Has Chance for Special Season
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Softball will host an NCAA Regional for the eighth consecutive year, as announced Sunday evening by the NCAA Division I Softball Selection Committee. The Tigers have earned an NCAA bid for 10 straight years, dating back to the 2007 season.
Mizzou earned the No. 15 overall seed in the national bracket and are the top-seeded program in the Columbia Regional. The Tigers closed the 2016 regular season with a 39-14 overall record and 14-10 mark in Southeastern Conference play.
Joining Mizzou at University Field from May 19-21 will be BYU (35-19, 12-3 West Coast), Louisville (35-15, 15-8 ACC) and Nebraska (33-19, 13-9 Big Ten). The Tigers will square up against BYU in their first game on Thursday, May 19. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) and will broadcast live on ESPN2.
The Tigers have tallied NCAA Regional titles seven times since 2008. Six of the seven first round triumphs have occurred at the friendly confines of University Field.
Tickets for the 2016 Columbia Regional will be available online at MUTigers.com and through the Mizzou Athletics Ticket Office (1-800-CAT-PAWS).
2016 Columbia NCAA Regional Schedule
Thursday, May 19
Game 1: Nebraska vs. Louisville // 4:30 p.m. (CT) // ESPN2
Game 2: BYU vs Mizzou // 7 p.m. (CT) // ESPN2
Friday, May 20
Game 3: Winner of Game #1 vs. Winner of Game #2 // 1 p.m. (CT)
Game 4: Loser of Game #1 vs. Loser of Game #2 // 3:30 p.m. (CT)
Game 5: Winner of Game #4 vs. Loser of Game #3 // 6 p.m. (CT)
Saturday, May 21
Game 6: Winner of Game #3 vs. Winner of Game #5 // 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Game 7: Winner of Game #6 vs. Loser of Game #6 // 4 p.m. (CT) *if necessary