The last time the Missouri baseball team was in the NCAA Tournament, the players on the 2003 squad were either in high school or junior high. Mizzou went in 1996, in head coach Tim Jamieson’s third season. That year they lost their first two games and were bumped out of the Wichita Regional. The drought is over, as the NCAA selected Mizzou with an at-large bid Monday morning. Missouri will face North Carolina on Friday at the Starkville, Mississippi regional, hosted by Mississippi St. Mizzou enters the game with a 35-20 record, going 1-2 in the Big 12 Tournament. Both losses came at the hands of the Baylor Bears. The Tar Heels are 39-21 on the season. MU will be the three-seed in the regional and North Carolina is the two-seed. Top-seeded Mississippi St. will take on fourth-seeded Middle Tennessee St. Missouri joins fellow Big 12-mates Texas A&M, Nebraska, Baylor, and Texas who also made the tournament. This marks the Tigers 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 1954 Missouri won the national championship.
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