NCAA Softball Selection Show - Sunday @ 8pm on ESPN2 (Coogs head to Austin Regional: UT, A&M, UH, SHSU - 1st game Friday at 1pm)


(Patrick) #1

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I’ve seen a couple of projected brackets and the Coogs made both of them. Both of them have us going to an Austin regional as the 3rd seed

https://www.collegesportsmadness.com/softball/bracketology


(Patrick) #3

Well this is certainly an interesting bracket:


(Patrick) #4

Coogs play Friday at 1pm against the Aggies.


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(Patrick) #6

This is a very winnable region.

Aggies went 6-20 and 21-23 overall during the season. Coogs also beat them during the season in their one game against each other.

Beat SHSU twice during the season to include that 17-1 shellacking in the last outing.

UT-Austin will be tough. Lost to them 5-0 in Austin during the season, but they were 3rd in the Big12.


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We’ve got this!!! Beat the #whorns #sheepfarmers


#9

I like how the regional is actually all regional, lol. All the schools within a few hours of each other. Good for fans and families. I also love that we get to beat A&M and UT.


(Tom Green) #10

Aggies record-- 28-25, conf -6-18.


(Patrick) #11

I had noticed I was wrong on that one. Went to a site that didn’t have accurate records and not exactly sure what they were posting.


(Tom Green) #12

I’m trying to make Coogs look better when they beat them!


(Patrick) #13

Under third-year Head Coach Kristin Vesely, the Cougars enter the Regional with at 37-17 record and will face No. 3 Texas A&M at 1 p.m., Friday on ESPN3. Houston’s 37 wins are the most regular season wins for the Cougars since 2013.
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Houston joins the Regional with host and No. 10 national seed Texas, as well as No. 4 Sam Houston State. This season, the Cougars have defeated the Aggies and the Bearkats.
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The 2019 NCAA postseason berth is Houston’s ninth in program history. Last season, the Cougars competed in the Baton Rouge, the program’s first regional showing since 2014.


(Tom Green) #14

Says a lot when you have 4 schools so close to ea other all in same region. Don’t think A&M should have made it, down year for them but playing in SEC goes long way. Actually helps Coogs bec UH is the #2 seed in Region. I expected Coogs being a #3seed and playing a #2seed in top 25. So it works to their advantage. For me personally I never like seeing SHSU and UH in same region but proud of BearKats softball program as they were down for a while and new Coach has made drastic improvements w program.


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(Patrick) #18

Full bracket


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(Patrick) #20

Barely any mention of the Coogs other than they beat SHSU and A&M already. Not really surprising coming from ESPN.

Schedule

Friday
Game 1: Houston (37-17) vs. Texas A&M (28-25), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 2: (9) Texas (41-14) vs. Sam Houston State (34-21), 5 p.m. (LHN)

Saturday
Game 3: Houston-Texas A&M winner vs. (9) Texas-Sam Houston State winner, 2 p.m. (TBD)
Game 4: Houston-Texas A&M winner vs. (9) Texas-Sam Houston State winner, 4:30 p.m. (TBD)
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. (TBD)

Sunday
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. (TBD)
Game 7: Repeat Game 6 (if necessary), 7 p.m. (TBD)