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Oklahoma Sooners Baseball - 2017 NCAA Baseball Selection Show: Preview, Regional Host Sites, Thread & How To Watch

The Oklahoma Sooners will learn their Regional destination on Monday.

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After being swept out of the Big 12 Baseball Championship this past week, the Oklahoma Sooners will learn where they’re headed for Regional play in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. With an overall record of 34-22 and an RPI ranking on the fringe of the top 25, the Sooners appear destined to hit the road as a two-seed.


NCAA Selection Show

Time: 11 a.m. CT

Channel: ESPN2

Stream: WatchESPN


Regional Host Sites

Baton Rouge, La., Regional — LSU

Chapel Hill, N.C., Regional — North Carolina

Clemson, S.C., Regional — Clemson

Corvallis, Ore., Regional — Oregon State

Fayetteville, Ark., Regional — Arkansas

Fort Worth, Texas, Regional — TCU

Gainesville, Fla., Regional — Florida

Hattiesburg, Miss., Regional — Southern Mississippi

Houston Regional — Houston

Lexington, Ky., Regional — Kentucky

Long Beach, Calif., Regional — Long Beach State

Louisville, Ky., Regional — Louisville

Lubbock, Texas, Regional — Texas Tech

Stanford, Calif., Regional — Stanford

Tallahassee, Fla., Regional — Florida State

Winston-Salem, N.C., Regional — Wake Forest

Projections

The committee won’t be sending OU to a Big 12 campus, so the most likely destinations for the Sooners are Fayetteville (which is what Baseball America projects), Houston or Hattiesburg. Fayetteville is a tough place to win a baseball game, and the Southern Miss campus is 676 miles away from Norman, so I’d say OU fans should be crossing their fingers for H-Town. I know, I know, OU’s teams haven’t had a lot of great in Houston as of late, but there are plenty of fans and alumni in the area who will undoubtedly show up to the games down there (similar to how they did when OU played a Super Regional at Rice in 2006). Unfortunately, Baylor or Texas are more likely to be rewarded with a spot there, so Fayetteville seems like the safest bet.