NCAA TOURNEY NOTES

Texas picked as top seed


Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 1:00 a.m.
Texas was selected Monday as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament.
The Longhorns (50-13), making their 47th tournament appearance and sixth in a row, will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday.
"There are so many good teams out there that there wasn't any one that was a slam dunk," Division I baseball committee chairman Charlie Carr said. "Texas is a great team, had a great run, had an unbelievable record and deserved to be No. 1. That's not to say there weren't other teams that also could have been No. 1."
  • SIX IS NOT ENOUGH: Miami, Florida and Florida State will all start their road to Omaha as top seeds in the NCAA regionals, and they will be joined by Atlantic Sun champ Florida Atlantic, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champ Bethune-Cookman and Central Florida.
    The six teams are the fewest from the state of Florida into the NCAA Tournament since it had the same number in 1999.
    The Gators, who go to Oklahoma City, were the only Florida team sent to another state.
  • GOING FOR THE REPEAT: Rice is trying to join Texas (1949-50), Southern California (1970-74), Stanford (1987-88) and Louisiana State (1996-97) as repeat national champs. The Owls (43-12) play Texas Southern (18-33) in the first round of the Houston regional, which also includes Lamar and Texas A&M.
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