Ole Miss will be making its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 seasons under Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco. Earlier today it was announced on ESPN that the Rebels will be packing their bags and heading to Virginia for the Charlottesville (Va.) Regional as the No. 2 seed.Included in the Charlottesville Regional with Ole Miss (38-22 overall) will be No. 4 seed Virginia Commonwealth Rams (34-24-1), No. 3 seed St. John’s Red Storm (40-18) and No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers (47-11).
2010 NCAA Charlottesville Regional Schedule
Friday, June 4
Game 1 - No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 VCU, 4 p.m.
Game 2 - No. 2 Ole Miss vs. No. 3 St. John’s, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 5
Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 4 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 6
Game 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 7
Game 7 – Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 6 p.m. (if necessary)
*All times are EASTERN.
Following the selection show, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said junior left-hander Drew Pomeranz will start on Friday against St. John’s.
A BIT OF HISTORY: Should Ole Miss defeat the Red Storm, they would most likely face host team Virginia on Saturday. Last year, the Cavaliers traveled to Oxford and after dropping the first game of the Oxford Super Regional were able to bounce back and win the next two to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
LOOKING AHEAD: Should the Rebels make it out of the regional, they’re paired up with the Norman (Okla.) Regional whose teams include No. 1 seed Oklahoma, No. 2 seed Cal Bears, No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels, and No. 4 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.
HOW TO ADVANCE: The first round of the NCAA Tournament is a double elimination round, while the Super Regional round is a best-of-three series. Winner of each Super Regional will advance to the College World Series. Last time Ole Miss advanced to the College World Series since 1972.
Click HERE for a link to the complete NCAA Tournament Bracket courtesy of NCAA.com (May 31, 2010)