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June 5, 2014

NCAA baseball super regionals: 10 things to know

Oklahoma State set to host UC-Irvine in Super Regional play

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ALL-ACC MATCHUP: Maryland travels to No. 3 national seed Virginia for the first super regional matching teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Terrapins won their only meeting of the season, 7-6 in the conference tournament.

FROGS ON A ROLL: No. 7 national seed TCU goes into its series against Pepperdine on a nation-best, nine-game win streak and with a pitching staff that's allowed no more than one run in 32 of 60 games. Big 12 pitcher of the year Preston Morrison and fellow all-conference first-teamers Brandon Finnegan and Riley Ferrell lead a staff that's first nationally with a 2.14 ERA.

TECH TURNAROUND: Texas Tech second-year coach Tim Tadlock has overseen one of the nation's biggest turnarounds. The Red Raiders, who host College of Charleston, are 43-19 — a 17-win improvement from 2013. They've won 14 straight in Lubbock, and their 31 home wins are tied for third most in the nation.

GIVE IT A POKE: After allowing just seven runs in four games in regionals, UC Irvine will be tested by an Oklahoma State team that batted a tournament-best .355 and averaged nine runs a game in its regional. The Cowboys batted .363 (28 of 77) and scored 19 runs in two games against Cal State Fullerton, which went into the tournament with a nation-leading 2.03 ERA. Donnie Walton (.583) and Conor Costello (.500) were the biggest of the Cowboys' boppers.

CARDINALS' STRONG ARMS: Louisville starters Kyle Funkhouser, Anthony Kidston and Josh Rogers combined to allow three earned runs in 21 innings (1.28 ERA) with 21 strikeouts in regionals. They're backed up by a bullpen that has a 2.37 ERA in the last 79 2-3 innings.

WIN RECORD IN SIGHT: If No. 6 national seed Louisiana-Lafayette gets past Mississippi, the Ragin' Cajuns (57-8) will have a chance to set the record for most wins since the NCAA went to a 56-game regular season in 1992. Florida State won 60 games in 2002. Wichita State's 73 wins in 87 games in 1982 is the overall record.

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