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See Tennessee Baseball’s NCAA Tournament Draw

Tennessee is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The Vols built upon their fantastic regular season by sweeping the SEC Tournament and enter the NCAA Tournament 53-7 (25-5 SEC).

Georgia Tech, Campbell and Alabama State join Tennessee in the Knoxville Regional.

Tennessee will face Alabama State (the four-seed) in its first matchup of the NCAA Tournament.  The Hornets reached the NCAA Tournament by winning the SWAC Tournament, posting a 34-23 (21-8 SWAC) record.

Alabama State’s only matchups with power five opponents were a 9-2 loss to Alabama and a pair of losses against Auburn (13-7, 6-5).

Georgia Tech is the second-seed in the Knoxville Regional, earning an outright NCAA Tournament bid. The Yellow Jackets are 34-22 (16-16 ACC) and took two out of three over rival Georgia — the only common opponent between Tennessee and Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech also swept Virginia Tech — the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament — to open up conference play in March. The Yellow Jackets rank fifth in the nation in home runs, tallying 110 long balls on the season.

Campbell landed the No. 3 seed in the Knoxville Regional after winning the Big South Conference Tournament. The Fighting Camels are 40-17 (20-3 Big South) and played an abundance of big name opponents this season.

The Big South champs faced a number of big time opponents this season, earning three wins over Ohio State, winning two games against Duke, splitting two games against Liberty and winning two out of three against West Virginia.

Maryland swept the Fighting Camels, East Carolina took both matchups between the schools and North Carolina, North Carolina State and Pitt all beat Campbell in midweek bouts.

The Fighting Camels ranks eighth nationally in stolen bases.

If Tennessee makes it out of the first weekend of the tournament they’ll face the winner of the Statesboro Regional in Knoxville for a berth in the College World Series on the line. Georgia Southern, Notre Dame, Texas Tech and UNC-Greensboro make up the Statesboro Regional.

The Vols swept Georgia Southern to open the season, defeating the Eagles by seven or more runs in all three games.

Tennessee will face Alabama State at 6 p.m. ET Friday night to open up the Knoxville Regional.

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