STORRS, Conn. - A day after winning the American Athletic Conference championship, the UConn baseball team was selected to the field of 64 for the 2016 NCAA Championship and will begin play in the Gainesville, Fla. Regional, hosted by the University of Florida. Connecticut was selected as the No. 3 seed in the Gainesville Regional and will square off against No. 2 seed Georgia Tech on Friday, June 3 at 1 p.m.
The Huskies and Yellow Jackets are joined in the Regional by the No. 1 seed Gators and No. 4 seed Bethune-Cookman. NCAA opening regionals serve as four-team, double-elimination tournaments with winners advancing to play in a Super Region best-of-three series. The winner of the Gainesville Regional will advance to play the winner of the Tallahssee, Fla. Regional in Super Regional Action.
UConn is set to make its 19th NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2013. The Huskies earned an automatic berth into the national tournament after picking up four wins five days at The American championship at Bright House Field on May 25-29. Connecticut finished off its championship run with a 7-2 victory over fifth-seeded Houston in Sunday's title game.
The trip to the NCAA Tournament is the fourth in the last seven years for the program after the team earned at-large bids in 2010 and 2011 and earned an automatic qualifier in 2013 after winning the final Big East championship.
The Huskies held a Selection Show "Watch Party" with members of the media at the Burton Family Football Complex before selected team members and coaches participated in interviews following the event.
To keep up with the Huskies during their postseason run, fans can follow @UConnBaseball on Twitter and use the hashtag #HookC
A complete Regional preview will be available on uconnhuskies.com on Tuesday.