Mizzou's disappointing turn in the 2011 college baseball season doesn't leave the Big 12 hurting for representation in the NCAA baseball regionals for 2011, which begin today. Here's a look at the schedule, which starting at 2 PM CDT has Oklahoma State baseball taking on Troy, Oklahoma against Dallas Baptist, and Baylor facing off against Cal.
2 PM CDT
(3) Troy vs. (2) Oklahoma State
(3) Dallas Baptist vs. (2) Oklahoma
(3) California vs. (2) Baylor
6:30 PM CDT
(4) Princeton vs. (1) Texas
(4) Wright State vs. (1) Texas A&M
The Big 12 was won by Texas and Texas A&M, who each finished 19-8 in conference, while Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Baylor all finished at or near .500. This biggest outlier: Kansas State, who went 36-23 but just 12-14 overall to end up on the outside of the tournament looking in. Missouri fought back from early ignominy to finish at 11-15 in conference, third from the bottom.
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