Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:16

UCLA Selected as Number One Overall Seed in the NCAA Tournament

Written by  UCLA Official Press Release

UCLA Selected as Number One Overall Seed in the NCAA Tournament

Savage J 350LOS ANGELES – The UCLA Bruins have been selected as the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and subsequently the number one seed in the Los Angeles Regional, it was announced today. This marks the first time in program history that the Bruins have been selected as the number one overall seed in the tournament.

“We are excited to be selected as the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament,” said UCLA Head Coach John Savage. “It’s truly a compliment to the hard work put in by our players and coaches throughout the season.” 

UCLA (42-14) will open postseason play against the No. 4 seed in the Los Angeles Regional, Cal State Bakersfield (36-22-1), on Friday at 8:00pm PT. No. 2 seed Ole Miss (30-26) will take on No. 3 seed Maryland (39-21) in the other contest on Friday at 4:00pm PT. Each of the 16 NCAA Regionals features a four-team, double-elimination format.

The Bruins previous highest overall ranking in the NCAA Tournament was number two in 2012. UCLA’s only other national seed ranking was number six in 2010.

“We are very proud of our body of work and the success we had in both the Pac-12 and the non-conference, however we realize this is a new season,” continued Savage. “All of the best teams in the country are still playing and we expect to have a very competitive regional. We are looking forward to the challenge at hand.”

The Bruins will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the fifth time in the last six seasons. UCLA is making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last ten seasons and 20th all-time appearance.

UCLA finished the season 22-8 in the Pac-12, earning the program’s 11th conference title, while setting a new school record for conference wins in a season. Overall, UCLA went 42-14, finishing with the second-highest regular season win total in school history.

The Pac-12 Conference will send six teams to this year's NCAA Tournament. UCLA is the only host institution, while Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State and USC each earned at-large bids.

The 64-team NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on ESPNU's hour-long selection show earlier today at 9:00am PT.

Tickets to NCAA Regional games at Jackie Robinson Stadium are on sale now. Only all-session tickets have been made available at this time and fans will only be able to purchase tickets online through uclabruins.com/tickets

All-session reserved tickets will cost $80 for adults and $65 for students and youth. All-session general admission tickets will cost $55 for adults and $40 for students and youth.

Single-game tickets, if available, will be on-sale at Jackie Robinson Stadium on game days only.

Parking for each day of the Los Angeles Regional will cost $11 (cash only).

Gates open 90 minutes prior to first pitch. If the day’s first game runs long, ticket holders for the second game are admitted after the first game ends and the venue is cleared of fans.

 

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