The Texas State Bobcats will open NCAA Championship Tournament action Friday night at 7 p.m. when the team faces off with the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas. This will mark the fourth tournament appearance in the program’s ten-year history. TAMU will host the four-team bracket with LSU and Washington meeting a 5 p.m. Thursday night in the first contest. The winners of the two first-round games will square off Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.The winner of the College Station regional will advance to 16-team third round action on November 21-23 and eight will move on to quarterfinal action November 28-30. The final four teams will advance to the NCAA College Cup is set for December 5 and 7 in Cary, North Carolina.
The Bobcats earned the postseason bid after claiming the Southland Conference regular season crown and SLC Tournament title. As the No. 1 seed, the Bobcats received a first round bye and battled Southeastern Louisiana to a 1-0 winning decision. In the title match, the ‘Cats faced No. 2 McNeese State and charged through with a 2-1 win for the prize. Texas State is currently riding a 13-game winning streak, posting its first-ever undefeated league season with a 7-0-2 record. Overall, Texas State has a 13-3-4 mark, just one win shy of tying the all-time record for most wins in a season set by the 2001 class.
Texas A&M will be making its 14th-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament Friday. The No. 8 team dropped a 4-2 decision to Kansas in the Big 12 quarterfinal match in its last outing and gives the Aggies a 15-4-1 mark entering Friday night’s action. LSU and Washington will complete the field, with both teams having receiving at-large bids. The No. 20 Tigers will be making their second-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament after posting a 14-3-2 overall mark. LSU finished first in the SEC with a 7-3-1 record, but fell to Tennessee in the semifinal round of the postseason league tournament. Washington will complete the regional field and enters the competition with a 14-5-1 record. UW finished third in the Pac-10 conference and has won its past six contests.
This will mark the third meeting for Texas State and Texas A&M. In the Bobcats past two NCAA appearances, the team has faced the Aggies, in 2001 and 2004. A&M has held Texas State scoreless in both meetings, taking a 3-0 win in 2001 before stunning the ‘Cats 10-0 in 2004.
The ‘Cats have yet to face LSU or Washington.
Live stats and video streaming will be available through the host school’s site at the link below.
Tickets are available through AggieAthletics.com or by calling 1.888.845.2311.
All-session tickets are available to the public on AggieAthletics.com. Single-day tickets will be available Friday and gates will be open one hour prior to kickoff. Additional ticket information can be found by contacting 1.888.845.2311.
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