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UCF baseball earns first NCAA Tournament bid in 7 years

<div>ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 23: UCF utility Matt Cedarburg (45) raises hit helmet to UCF catcher Danny Neri (25) after hitting a home run during the 2024 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship game between UCF and Oklahoma State on May 23, 2024, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. (Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire)</div>
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 23: UCF utility Matt Cedarburg (45) raises hit helmet to UCF catcher Danny Neri (25) after hitting a home run during the 2024 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship game between UCF and Oklahoma State on May 23, 2024, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. (Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The UCF baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament in its first season as a Big 12 team!

For the first time in seven years, the Knights have earned a bid to participate in the regional tournament scheduled for this weekend in Tallahassee under first-year coach Rich Wallace. It's also the program's 13th regional appearance, and ninth time in the Tallahassee Regional.

No. 3 seeded UCF will face No. 2 seeded Alabama at 6 p.m. this Friday at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The winner of this game will play the winner of No. 1 FSU vs. No. 4 Stetson at 5 p.m. on Saturday in the double-elimination tournament.

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Most recently, the Knights fell to Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Baseball Championship 10-1 last Friday. UCF finished 2-1 in the Big 12 Championship, with wins over Cincinnati and Oklahoma State.

The NCAA Tournament culminates with the Men's College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 14-23.

NCAA Tournament bracket

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NCAA Tournament tickets

Tickets for the Tallahassee Regional go on sale starting at 5 p.m. Monday. Tickets for individual games go on sale at different times throughout the weekend. General admission tickets are also available.

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