UNC, NC State among 5 ACC schools selected to host regional
Posted May 26, 2013
Five ACC teams, including both North Carolina and North Carolina State, will play host to NCAA regionals when the tournament begins Friday.
In addition to NC State (44-14) and ACC champion UNC (52-8), Virginia Tech (38-20), Virginia (47-10) and Florida State (44-15) have been selected to host the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The list of the 16 host sites, revealed Sunday night by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, does not list national seeds as those will be announced Monday. Each regional field will consist of four teams playing in a double-elimination format.
The five ACC selections leads all conferences. The SEC boasts four regional hosts (LSU, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and South Carolina) and the Pac 12 will have three hosts (Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA). Louisville out of the Big East, Kansas State out of the Big 12, Indiana out of the Big Ten and Cal State Fullerton out of the Big West round out the sites.
For UNC, this marks the seventh time that they will play host to a regional. It will be the fourth time for NC State. Florida State leads all ACC teams in regionals hosted with 30.
Of the 16 teams selected to host this year, seven were hosts last season including UNC, NC State Virginia and Florida State. The other three are UCLA, LSU and South Carolina. Indiana, Kansas State and Virginia Tech will all be hosting regionals for the first time.
The top-eight seeds and the remaining field of 64 teams in the NCAA tournament will be announced Monday at noon. The tournament begins Friday with the regional round running through Monday.