2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Rice, Texas A&M Named As Regional Hosts

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: General view of the exterior of Rosenblatt Stadium before the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series between the UCLA Bruins and the South Carolina Gamecocks on June 27, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the final season the College World Series will be held at Rosenblatt Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Texas A&M and Rice have been selected to be a regional host for the 2012 NCAA baseball tournament.

Even though the Rice Owls and Texas A&M Aggies struggled in their respective conference tournaments each school was named to be a regional host for the 2012 NCAA tournament. In the Big 12 tournament Texas A&M fell to No 6 seeded Missouri in their second round game and then fell to No. 7 Kansas to be eliminated from the tournament.

In the Conference USA tournament the format was pool play, and Rice was the top seed fell to No. 5 Memphis 3-2, and since Memphis defeated Rice and went 2-1 they advanced to the title game.

Both schools had exceptional seasons to be one of the 16 schools to host a regional with Texas A&M finishing with a 42-16 record and Rice had a 40-17 record.

The entire field of 64 and the national seeds will be announced Monday at 12 p.m. ET live on ESPNU.

For more coverage of Rice, Texas A&M baseball and the road to Omaha stay tuned to SB Nation Houston.

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