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Texas Tech hosts College of Charleston in NCAAs

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The series between Texas Tech and College of Charleston in this weekend's NCAA super regional is an improbable matchup.

Big 12 coaches picked the Red Raiders to finish eighth out of nine teams this season. The Cougars failed to win the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title.

The Cougars had to win the conference tournament to qualify for the NCAA tournament. They are just the fourth No. 4 seed to ever earn a super-regional berth and the only one in this year's tourney.

It is the first super regional for the Red Raiders (43-19). The Cougars (44-17) will be playing in their second super regional.

The first game is Saturday, with the winner of the best-of-three series moving on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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