The 18th-ranked Nebraska softball team earned an at-large invitation for the NCAA Tournament and will play in Columbia, Mo this weekend.
Nebraska opens postseason play with a rematch against a Kansas squad (33-21) it edged, 1-0, on March 15. Missouri (41-16) owns 11 wins over ranked teams this spring, and the Tigers have won six consecutive NCAA Regionals, one of only three teams nationally who have advanced to six straight NCAA Super Regionals. Bradley (27-30) is the lone automatic qualifier in the NCAA Columbia Regional, as the Braves went 3-0 last weekend to win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
COLUMBIA REGIONAL SCHEDULE (CT)
Friday, May 16
12:30 p.m. – Game One: Nebraska vs. Kansas
3 p.m. – Game Two: No. 15 Mizzou vs. Bradley
Saturday, May 17
3:30 p.m. – Game Three: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2
6 p.m. – Game Four: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 (loser eliminated)
8:30 p.m. – Game Five: Loser G3 vs. Winner G4 (loser eliminated)
Sunday, May 18
Noon – Game Six: Winner G3 vs. Winner G5
2:30 p.m. – Game Seven (if necessary)