The Illini baseball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will open against Georgia Tech on Friday at Nashville, Tenn.
The Illini baseball team is headed to Nashville, Tenn., for the NCAA tournament. Illinois (34-18) was selected Monday to the 64-team field as an at-large entrant and assigned to the Nashville (Tenn.) Regional.
The Illini will open play at 1 p.m. Friday against Georgia Tech (34-25) of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Like Illinois, Georgia Tech went 1-2 in its conference tournament last week..
The four-team Nashville Regional field includes host Vanderbilt (51-9), which earned a No. 2 national seed. The Commodores wlll face East Tennessee State (36-22) on Friday in the other regional first-round game.
Game times have yet to be announced.
Illinois is seeded third in the regional, while Georgia Tech is the No. 2 seed.
More on the Illini's regional selection will be posted later on IlliniHQ.com