The goal all along was to host an NCAA Tournament Regional, and the Gophers accomplished that with an impressive 41-13 record, a Big Ten regular season title and the Big Ten Tournament title.
This is a huge accomplishment. Congrats to John Anderson and his squad. They earned it.
Who They Will Face
We don’t know yet, the bracket will be announced on Monday at 11:00 CST.
Multiple projections have Louisville as a 2-seed in the Minneapolis bracket and Kent State as a 4-seed. When it comes to baseball, location and travel are important criteria.
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First time hosting since 2000 and only the 3rd time in the program’s illustrious history.
- 32nd NCAA Tournament Appearance
- 24th Big Ten regular season title
- 10th Big Ten Tournament title
This is a pretty good year for Gopher baseball.
Much like in the Big Ten tournament, the Gophers are well-served by having two aces on their staff. Getting to face a 4-seed in game one, is important. And when they face a 2 or 3-seed in the second game, they are able to throw out one of the best “#2-starters” in the country.
This team will still have to hit the ball and defend, but from the standpoint of who is on the mound, getting a 1-seed is huge.
Stay tuned here tomorrow to find out who we will face.