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Ole Miss learns Oxford Regional opponents

No. 4 seed Jacksonville State, No. 3 seed Clemson and No. 2 seed Illinois will join the No. 12 overall seed Ole Miss in the NCAA Oxford Regional.

Posted: May 27, 2019 1:31 PM
Updated: May 27, 2019 9:02 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (Ole Miss Athletics/WTVA) - Ole Miss baseball was announced as a host for the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament Sunday night, and Monday morning, the Rebels learned who they'll see in the NCAA Oxford Regional at Swayze Field this weekend.

No. 4 seed Jacksonville State, No. 3 seed Clemson and No. 2 seed Illinois will join the No. 12 overall seed Ole Miss in the NCAA Oxford Regional.

Illinois and Clemson will open the Oxford Regional action at 3 p.m. CT on ESPNU on Friday, May 31. The Rebels will then begin their Road to Omaha against Jacksonville State at 7 p.m. CT, which will be streamed live on the ESPN App.

The Oxford Regional is paired with the Fayetteville Regional, hosted by No. 5 national seed Arkansas. The winner of the Fayetteville Regional and Oxford Regional will meet in the Super Regionals. Should Arkansas advance out of its regional, it will have the right to host the Super Regional as the higher overall seed.

Ole Miss entered this past week on the fringe of the host conversation. The Rebels went to Hoover, Alabama, as the defending SEC Tournament Champion and nearly won back-to-back titles.

The No. 7 seed in the tournament, Ole Miss reeled off four wins, playing six game in six days. The Rebels claimed three wins over top-15 teams and went down to the final out before falling in walk-off fashion to Vanderbilt, the SEC's No. 1 seed—and the NCAA Tournament's No. 2 national seed.

The Rebels have earned a postseason bid for the 17th time during Mike Bianco's 19 seasons. Ole Miss is hosting an NCAA regional for the ninth time. All nine host bids have come during Bianco's tenure.

For the second straight season, Ole Miss is one of 10 SEC teams to make the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss joins Vanderbilt, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi State and LSU as the six SEC teams to earn a host bid.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Game 1 (Friday, May 31 - 3 p.m.) - Illinois vs. Clemson (ESPNU)
Game 2 (Friday, May 31 - 7 p.m.) - Jacksonville State vs. Ole Miss (ESPN3)
Game 3 (Saturday, June 1 - TBD) - Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
Game 4 (Saturday, June 1 - TBD) - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Game 5 (Sunday, June 2 - TBD) - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser
Game 6 (Sunday, June 2 - TBD) - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 7 (Monday, June 3 - TBD) - Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser (If necessary)

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