The suddenly red-hot Missouri Tigers are playing like an SEC team a season before they officially become members of the Southeastern Conference: The sub-.500, 32-36 Tigers won the Big 12 Conference Tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, where they'll open up as the No. 4 seed in the Tucson Regional against host school Arizona, ranked No. 8 nationally.
Mizzou made a perfect 4-0 run through the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City last week, including a 12-2 eight-run mercy rule win over rival Kansas a week after the Jayhawks took two of three against MU. Arizona (38-17) has won eight of their last ten and are co-champions of the Pac-12, good enough to earn a national seed and a potential Super Regional host bid if they can win this weekend's Regional.
The winner of this game will face the winner of Louisville vs. New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon.
Date / Time: Friday, June 1, 10 p.m. CT
Location: Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, Arizona
Radio: KTGR 1580 AM/100.5 FM