New Mexico and TCU Advance to 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament

May 28, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mountain West regular season co-champions New Mexico and TCU have been selected to participate in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Lobos (36-22) earned the league's automatic bid after winning the MW Baseball Championship in Las Vegas on Saturday and are making their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA postseason. The Horned Frogs (36-19) will be making their ninth consecutive NCAA appearance, seventh as a member of the MW. It is the fourth year in a row that the MW is sending multiple baseball teams to the NCAA tournament.

No. 3-seeded New Mexico will face San Diego (40-15) in the first round of the Los Angeles, Calif., Regional on June 1-4. The Toreros earned an at-large bid after a second-place finish in the West Coast Conference. The winner of the UNM-USD game will face the winner of host UCLA (42-14), the Pac-12 co-champion and No. 2 national seed, against No. 4 seed Creighton (26-28), the Missouri Valley Conference tournament champion. Game times have not been set as of press time.

TCU is headed to the College Station, Texas, Regional on June 1-4 as the No. 2 seed. The Frogs take on Ole Miss (35-24), an at-large selection from the Southeastern Conference. The winner will take on the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Texas A&M (42-16), a Big 12 Conference at-large pick vs. No. 4 seed Dayton (31-28), the Atlantic 10 Conference automatic bid. All College Station Regional games will be available on ESPN3.com. Friday's Horned Frog-Rebels game is set for 12:35 p.m. CT with Texas A&M-Dayton scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.

Each of the 16 regionals features a four-team double-elimination format.

MOUNTAIN WEST IN THE NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

2001 (0-2)
Lincoln, Neb. Regional
(2) Rutgers 4, (3) BYU 3
(4) Northern Iowa 10, (3) BYU 1

2002 (2-2)
Los Angeles, Calif. Regional
(1) Southern California 4, (4) BYU 3 (13 inn.)
(4) BYU 12, (3) Maine 5
(4) BYU 7, (2) Cal State Northridge 2
(1) Southern California 13, (4) BYU 10

2003 (2-2)
Tempe, Ariz. Regional
(3) New Mexico State 14, (2) UNLV 12 (11 inn.)
(2) UNLV 22, (4) Central Connecticut 3
(2) UNLV 16, (3) New Mexico State 10
(1) Arizona State 16, (2) UNLV 1

2004 (0-2)
Palo Alto, Calif. Regional
(1) Stanford 10, (4) UNLV 4
(3) St. John's 9, (4) UNLV 6

2005 (1-2)
Tempe, Ariz. Regional
(1) Coastal Carolina 12, (4) UNLV 8
(4) UNLV 5, (3) East Carolina 3
(1) Coastal Carolina 14, (4) UNLV 10

2006 (1-2)
Norman, Okla. Regional
(4) TCU 6, (1) Oklahoma 5
(3) Wichita State 18, (4) TCU 8
(1) Oklahoma 15, (4) TCU 6

2007 (2-2)
Houston, Texas Regional
(2) TCU 3, (3) Baylor 2
(1) Rice 6, (2) TCU 3
(2) TCU 10, (3) Baylor 5
(1) Rice 3, (2) TCU 1

2008 (1-2)
Stillwater, Okla. Regional
(2) Wichita State 8, (3) TCU 5
(3) TCU 10, (4) Western Kentucky 5
(1) Oklahoma State 9, (3) TCU 8

2009 (7-6)
Fort Worth, Texas Regional
(1) TCU 6, (4) Wright State 3
(1) TCU 13, (3) Oregon State 1
(1) TCU 5, (3) Oregon State 4

Irvine, Calif. Regional
(2) Virginia 5, (3) San Diego State 1
(3) San Diego State 4, (4) Fresno State 1
(1) UC Irvine 14, (3) San Diego State 3

Fullerton, Calif. Regional
(1) Cal State Fullerton 18, (4) Utah 2
(4) Utah 11, (2) Georgia Southern 10
(4) Utah 9, (3) Gonzaga 7
(1) Cal State Fullerton 16, (4) Utah 3

Austin, Texas Super Regional
Texas 10, TCU 4
TCU 3, Texas 2
Texas 5, TCU 2

2010 (9-5)
Fullerton, Calif. Regional
(3) New Mexico 9, (2) Stanford 5
(4) Minnesota 6, (3) New Mexico 4 (10 inn.)
(1) Cal State Fullerton 11, (3) New Mexico 3

Fort Worth, Texas Regional
(1) TCU 16, (4) Lamar 3
(1) TCU 11, (3) Arizona 5
(1) TCU 9, (2) Baylor 0

Austin, Texas Super Regional
TCU 3, Texas 1
Texas 14, TCU 1
TCU 4, Texas 1

College World Series (Omaha, Neb.)
TCU 8, Florida State 1
UCLA 6, TCU 3
TCU 11, Florida State 7
TCU 6, UCLA 2
UCLA 10, TCU 3

2011 (1-4)
Tempe, Ariz. Regional
(1) Arizona State 4, (4) New Mexico 2
(2) Arkansas 3, (4) New Mexico 0

Fort Worth, Texas Regional
(1) TCU 10, (4) Oral Roberts 2
(3) Dallas Baptist 3, (1) TCU 2
(4) Oral Roberts 8, (1) TCU 4