Knights to learn NCAA postseason fate on Monday
Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011 18:05
With the Conference USA Championship complete, the Knights are now playing the waiting game.
Since the Knights did not secure either the C-USA title or a host spot for the NCAA regional round, UCF has to wait until Monday to learn its NCAA postseason fate.
It is very likely that the Knights, who have a No. 18 RPI ranking, will be chosen as an at-large school among the field of 64 championship hopefuls.
Only one other C-USA team has a higher RPI ranking than the Knights, No.11 Rice. Besides Rice and UCF, only one other C-USA team holds a top-20 RPI ranking — Southern Miss (No. 20).
The NCAA baseball championships take place throughout June, starting with the regional round from June 3-6. The regional rounds, where UCF had placed a bid to be a host, will take place at 16 different host sites.
The 16 host sites were announced Sunday, and although the Knights did not receive a bid to play host during the regional round, two sites in Florida were announced: Florida (Gainesville) and Florida State (Tallahassee). The Knights will likely play their regional games at one of these locations.
The Knights swept Florida in their home-and-home series and took one out of three against the Seminoles in Tallahassee.
The regional rounds are followed by the super regionals from June 10-13 at eight different sites. Finally, the College World Series will take place from June 18-28/29 in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park.
The field of 64 teams will be announced live on Monday at 12:30 p.m. during ESPN's NCAA Selection Show.
Ticket & Parking Information (from UCFathletics.com)
— Only tournament books are for sale from Monday, May 30, through, Thursday, June 2.
— Single game tickets, if available, go on sale Friday, June 3 at 8 a.m.
— Tournament books must be picked up at the BHNS West Ticket Office.
— NCAA Regional parking will be FREE in Lots E6, E7 and E8, as well as baseball outfield lot.
— Beginning Friday, June 3, all tickets can be picked up the Baseball Ticket Office location starting at 8 a.m.
— Ticket Office hours: Tuesday through Thursday (8 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Memorial Day (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
— Tournament Books: Reserved Seating $60; General Admission $50
— Single Game: Reserved: $12; General Admission: $10; Youth, College Student, Seniors: $7