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Texas Tech is Florida Bound




May 18, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech Red Raiders, making their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA baseball championship, will face North Carolina in the Atlantic I Regional at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, Fla.

Fourth-seeded Texas Tech is one of five Big 12 teams in the tourney along with Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. North Carolina is the No. 3 seed in the regional.

Texas Tech (43-18) earned an automatic bid by winning the Big 12 Tournament with a 14-7 victory over Texas A&M Sunday night in Oklahoma City. North Carolina (39-21) is one of six Atlantic Coast Conference teams to make the NCAA tournament.

In other games in the Atlantic I Regional, host and top-seeded Miami (46-9) will face sixth-seeded Bowling Green (34-19) at 6:30 p.m. CT. Second-seeded South Carolina (42-16) will battle fifth-seed Florida International (40-22) at 2:45 p.m. CT.

North Carolina is making its first regional appearance since 1995. The Tar Heels have dropped four of their last six games entering Thursday's contest with Tech.

Atlantic I, Coral Gables, Fla., Miami (Fla.) host, Thursday, May 21, 1998

1 Miami (Fla.) (46-9) vs. 6 Bowling Green (34-19) 6:30 p.m.

2 South Carolina (42-16) vs. 5 Florida International (40-22) 2:45 p.m.

3 North Carolina (39-21) vs. 4 TEXAS TECH (43-18) 11 a.m.

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