Texas gets favorable draw in NCAA Tourney besides facing Miami

Texas has a chance to make it back to Omaha for the College World Series. Despite a poor showing the last time the team took the field, the Longhorns were placed in a bracket that gives them a chance to advance.

The team begins its postseason as a No. 2 seed against the No. 3 seeded Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Friday at 1 p.m. CT. Louisiana sneaks into the field as one of the last four teams to make the NCAA Tournament. Texas and Louisiana are joined by the Maine Black Bears and the regional host Miami Hurricanes.

Miami will undoubtedly be a significant hurdle for the Longhorns after a 40-19 season for Corral Gables’ home team. Though Texas will have to take Louisiana seriously on Friday, the regional could come down to winning two of three matchups against the Hurricanes.

The grouping unites two of the most successful programs in college baseball history. Texas (38) and Miami (25) currently own the most College World Series appearances in collegiate baseball. Both will vie for a spot in this year’s round of eight teams in Omaha.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire