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Lipscomb Baseball’s NCAA Tournament path has been revealed; here’s everything you need to know

After their ASUN championship victory against FGCU on Sunday, the Lipscomb Bisons won the ASUN Tournament Championship and clinched an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament.

This will be the third time in program history that Lipscomb has made the NCAA Tournament and is the first time since 2015.

Though the Bisons knew that their place in the tournament was secured, what they didn’t know was who they would be playing against or where. On Monday morning, the team and its fans found out the answer to these questions, as the 64 team bracket was revealed on ESPN’s NCAA Baseball Selection show.

After a 36-24 season that saw Lipscomb win both the regular season and postseason championship in the ASUN, the Bisons were selected as the #4 seed in the Clemson Regional, hosted by the nationally-seeded Clemson Tigers. Joining Clemson and Lipscomb are the Charlotte 49ers, and the Tennessee Volunteers.

As the hosts of this region, Clemson has the #1 seed and will open the regional with a matchup against Lipscomb on Friday. This will be the first time in program history that the two schools have played each other.

The winner of this game will play against the winner of the Charlotte-Tennessee game, while the two losing teams will match up against one another in an elimination game.

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Lipscomb’s path will not be an easy one, as they drew in what some fans around the country feel is one of the toughest regions in the entire bracket.

Clemson earned the #1 seed in its region after going 43-17 this season and winning the ACC Championship on Sunday. The Tigers’ strong season also earned them the #4 national seed during this tournament and they come in as one of the hottest teams in college baseball, riding a sixteen-game winning streak that dates back to April 29th.

Tennessee was awarded the #2 seed in the region after a completing 38-19 season, which included a 10-0 win against Lipscomb in Knoxville on March 14th. The Volunteers were ranked #2 in the country when the two teams played, but slid out of the Top 25 rankings towards the end of the season and were eliminated in the SEC Tournament last week after just one game.

Charlotte was placed as the #3 seed in this region after a 34-26 season saw them win the Conference-USA Championship on Sunday. The 49ers have won 10 of their last 11 games and hit their stride at the right time of the season. If Lipscomb and Charlotte play each other, it will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Lipscomb will have the longest trip away from home of any team in this region, with Clemson being over 5 hours and 30 minutes away in Clemson, South Carolina. The next furthest is Tennessee, who will travel a distance that’s around two hours less.

When and where to tune in

Lipscomb’s opening game vs Clemson is scheduled to start at noon CT and will be streamed on ESPN+.

Each of the regional games will be played from June 2nd-June 5th, and will air on ESPN’s steaming and television services.