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2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, teams, seeds (May 30, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball tournament will begin on Friday, June 1. Below you can find a full schedule, list of key dates as well as a projected field.

Florida is the defending champion, as the Gators beat LSU in the championship series a season ago. A total of 10 SEC teams made the field, the most by any conference.

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2018 NCAA Tournament: Teams, schedule for Regioals

Gainesville Regional

Game 1: No. 1 Florida vs.  Columbia  | Friday, June 1  | 1 p.m.  | WatchESPN
Game 2: Jacksonville vs. Florida Atlantic | Friday, June 1  |6:30 p.m.  | WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Palo Alto Regional

Game 1: No. 2 Stanford vs. Wright State | Friday, June 1  | 10 p.m.  | ESPN2
Game 2: Cal State Fullerton vs. Baylor | Friday, June 1  | 5 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |11:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |4:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Corvallis Regional

Game 1: No. 3 Oregon State vs. Northwestern State  | Friday, June 1  | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: San Diego State vs. LSU |  Friday, June 1 | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |4:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |10:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Oxford Reginoal

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: No. 5 Arkansas vs. Oral Roberts  | Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Dallas Baptist vs. Southern Miss | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |8:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill Regional

Game 1: No. 6 North Carolina vs. North Carolina A&T  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Houston vs. Purdue | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: No. 7 Florida State vs. Samford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State | Friday, June 1   | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Athens Regional 

Game 1: No. 8 Georgia vs. Campbell  |  June 1 | 7:30 p.m  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Troy vs. Duke | June 1   | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:30 p.m.

Lubbock Regional

Game 1: No. 9 Texas Tech  vs. New Mexico State | Friday, June 1   | 2 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Kent State vs. Louisville | June 1   | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: No. 10 Clemson  vs. Morehead State | Friday, June 1 | 6 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: St. John’s vs. Vanderbilt| Friday, June 1  | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

DeLand Regional

Game 1: No. 11 Stetson vs. Hartford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Oklahoma State vs. South Florida | Friday, June 1 | 1 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Greenville Regional

Game 1: No. 12 East Carolina vs. UNC-Wilmington  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Ohio State vs. South Carolina | Friday, June 1   | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Austin Regional

Game 1: No. 13 Texas vs. Texas Southern   | Friday, June 1   | 9 p.m. ET | Longhorn Network
Game 2: Texas A&M vs. Indiana| Friday, June 1  | 5 p.m. ET  | ESPN2
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:30 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Regional

Game 1: No. 14 Minnesota vs. Canisius  | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Gonzaga vs. UCLA | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Conway Regional

Game 1: No. 15 Coastal Carolina vs. LIU Brooklyn  | Friday, June 1  | 6 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Washington vs. UConn | Friday, June 1  | 12 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Raleigh Regional

Game 1: No. 16 N.C. State vs. Army  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Northeastern vs. Auburn | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Dates

  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule

  • The SEC Baseball Tournament will take place in Hoover, Ala., from May 22-27.
  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Automatic bids

The projected field will be made up of 64 teams, with automatic bids going to the following conferences.  Bolded means they have officially clinched the automatic bid.

  • America East: Hartford
  • American: East Carolina
  • ACC: Florida State
  • Atlantic Sun: Stetson
  • Atlantic 10: Saint Louis
  • Big 12: Baylor
  • Big East: Saint John’s
  • Big South: Campbell
  • Big Ten: Minnesota
  • Big West: Cal-State Fullerton
  • Colonial: UNC-Wilmington
  • Conference USA: Southern Miss
  • Horizon: Wright State
  • Ivy League: Columbia
  • Metro Atlantic: Canisius
  • Mid-American: Kent State
  • Mid-Eastern: North Carolina A&T
  • Missouri Valley: Missouri State
  • Mountain West: San Diego State
  • Northeast: Long Island
  • Ohio Valley: Morehead State
  • Pac-12: Stanford
  • Patriot: Army
  • Southeastern: Ole Miss
  • Southern: Samford
  • Southland: Northwestern State
  • Southwestern Athletic: Texas Southern
  • Summit: Oral Roberts
  • Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina
  • West Coast: Gonzaga
  • Western Athletic: New Mexico State

 

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Regional hosts, top seeds

Below is the list of teams that will host regionals. Seeds will be announced on Monday. The top 16 seeds are thus regional hosts for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The top 8 seeds would host Super Regionals.

  1. Florida
  2. Stanford
  3. Oregon State
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Arkansas
  6. North Carolina
  7. Florida State
  8. Georgia
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Clemson
  11. Stetson
  12. East Carolina
  13. Texas
  14. Minnesota
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. N.C. State

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Past results

2017 College World Series participants: Florida (winner), LSU (runner-up), Florida State, Texas A&M, Louisville, Cal-State Fullerton, TCU, Oregon State

2016 College World Series participants: Coastal Carolina (winner), Arizona (runner-up), Miami, TCU, Texas Tech, UC-Santa Barbra, Florida, Oklahoma State

2015 College World Series participants: Virginia (winner), Vanderbilt (runner-up), Florida, TCU, LSU, Cal-State Fullerton, Miami, Arkansas

2014 College World Series participants: Vanderbilt (winner), Virginia (runner-up), Texas, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, UC Irvine, Louisville

2013 College World Series participants: UCLA (winner), Mississippi State (runner-up), North Carolina, NC State, LSU, Louisville, Indiana, Oregon State

2012 College World Series participants: Arizona (winner), South Carolina (runner-up), Florida, Florida State, Kent State, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arkansas

2011 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), Florida (runner-up), Virginia, Vanderbilt, Cal, North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M

2010 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), UCLA (runner-up), Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, TCU

2009 College World Series participants: LSU (winner), Texas (runner-up), Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina, Southern Miss, Virginia

2008 College World Series participants: Fresno State (winner), Georgia (runner-up), Florida State, LSU, Miami, North Carolina, Rice, Stanford

 

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (May 30, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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Which Alabama player in 2018 draft class has potential for best NFL career?

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A-Day and spring practice are behind us, but there are still plenty of questions to answer about Alabama football. The players are away from the team to focus on finishing classes, recovering and personal development before summer workouts begin. Here we’ll take a look at a question each day. Check out our archives here.

Which Alabama player in the 2018 draft class has the potential to have the best NFL career?

No disrespect to any of the other guys, but it’s Minkah Fitzpatrick all the way here.

Fitzpatrick seems to have the lowest bust potential of any player of the Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa.

He’s the type of player who’ll change an organization both on and off the field from Day 1. He’s extremely talented and will be a great ambassador for any NFL franchise.

And there’s not really anything he can’t do on a football field.

Fitzpatrick won the Jim Thorpe and Chuck Bednarik awards in 2017. The Old Bridge, N.J., native ends his career as the Alabama career leader in interception returns for touchdowns with 4, including a school-record 2 in one game against Texas A&M in 2015. He finished last season as the Tide’s fourth-leading tackler with 60 stops and added 8 tackles for loss (-31 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards), 8 pass breakups, 3 quarterback hurries, 1 interception, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

He’s going to make an NFL team very proud each and every Sunday for the duration of his career.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (May 31, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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Florida Gators DT Taven Bryan declares for 2018 NFL Draft

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taven Bryan will not return to Florida for his final year.

The redshirt junior defensive tackle announced Monday on Twitter that he will enter the NFL Draft and start prepping for his professional career. He is regarded as a potential late first-round pick by some draft sites and will likely be the first Gators player selected in the draft.

WalterFootball.com has Bryan ranked as the No. 4 defensive tackle in the 2018 draft class and has drawn comparisons to the Denver Broncos’ Derek Wolfe and the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt when he is playing at his best.

“Bryan has a tremendous get-off with serious explosion off the snap,” the website’s analysis reads. “He also has developed strength with active hands to shed blocks. With his length, Bryan can play end or tackle, and he would be a perfect fit as a five-technique.

Bryan had a breakout season for the Gators in 2017, his first year as a full-time starter. In 12 games, Bryan recorded 40 tackles (6 for loss), 4 sacks and 3 quarterback hurries despite being constantly double-teamed as an interior defensive lineman. He was consistently ranked as one of the top defensive tackles in the SEC by Pro Football Focus and earned second-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press.

Bryan did note, however, that the hiring of coach Dan Mullen gave him pause when considering his decision.

“Coach Mullen coming back to Gainesville made this decision very difficult,” Bryan wrote in the tweet, “because I have the highest regard for him and I believe he is going to bring greatness to #GatorNation.”

Bryan joins wide receiver Antonio Callaway as the Florida juniors so far to declare for the NFL Draft. Juniors have until Jan. 15 to finalize their decisions.

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2018 Women’s College World Series: Bracket, scores schedule for Thursday (May 31, 2018)

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The 2018 Women’s College World Series will start later this week. Below, find the  bracket, scores and schedule for the tournament.

All top 8-seeds advanced to the Women’s College World Series, which will be played in Oklahoma City. The first game begins at 12 p.m. ET.

2018 Women’s College World Series: Bracket

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2018 Women’s College World Series: Thursday scores

Thursday, May 31

Game 1: No. 1 Oregon 11, No. 8 Arizona State 6 |Box score |FINAL

Game 2: No. 5 Washington 2, No. 4 Oklahoma 0 | Box score|FINAL

Game 3: No. 2 Florida 11, No. 7 Georgia 3 |Box score | FINAL

Game 4: No. 3 UCLA 7, No. 6 Florida State 4| Box score | FINAL

2018 Women’s College World Series: Schedule

Women’s College World Series (8 teams in double-elimination)

Thursday, May 31

Game 1: No. 1 Oregon 11, No. 8 Arizona State 6 |Box score |FINAL

Game 2: No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Washington | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Game 3: No. 2 Florida vs. No. 7 Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Game 4: No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 6 Florida State | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, June 1

Game 5: Oregon vs. Washington | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN

Game 6 : Florida vs. Winner of Game 4 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Saturday, June 2

Game 7 (elimination game): Arizona State vs. Oklahoma | Noon ET | ESPN

Game 8 (elimination game): Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Game 9 (elimination game): Loser of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7 | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Game 10 (elimination game): Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 8 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 3

Game 11 (elimination game): Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 9 | 1 p.m. ET | ESPN

Game 12 (elimination game): Winner of 6 vs. Winner of Game 10 | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Game 13 (if necessary): 7 p.m. | ESPN

Game 14 (if necessary): 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Women’s College World Series Finals (Best of 3)

Monday, June 4

Game 1: 7 p.m. | ESPN

Tuesday, June 5

Game 2: 8 p.m. | ESPN

Wednesday, June 6

Game 3 (if necessary): 8 p.m. | ESPN

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Scores for Super Regionals

Eugene Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 16 Kentucky 9, No. 1 Oregon 6  | FINAL | Box score | Kentucky leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 1 Oregon 6, No. 16 Kentucky 1 | FINAL  | Box score | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3 : No. 1 Oregon 11, No. 16 Kentucky 1 | FINAL | Box score | Oregon advances to College World Series

Gainesville Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 2 Florida 5,  No. 15 Texas A&M 4  | FINAL | Box score | Florida leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 15 Texas A&M 5, No. 2 Florida 4  | FINAL | Box score | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3: No. 2 Florida 5, No. 15 Texas A&M 3 | FINAL | Box score | Florida advances to College World Series

Los Angeles Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 3 UCLA 7, No. 14 Arizona 1 | FINAL | Box score | UCLA leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 3 UCLA 3, No. 14 Arizona 2 | FINAL | Box score | UCLA advances to College World Series

Norman Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma 7, No. 13 Arkansas 2 | FINAL | Box score | Oklahoma leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 4 Oklahoma 9, No. 13 Arkansas 0  | FINAL | Box score | Oklahoma advances to College World Series

Seattle Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 5 Washington 3, No. 12 Alabama 2  | FINAL  | Box score | Washington leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 5 Washington 6, No. 12 Alabama 0  | FINAL | Box score | Washington advances to College World Series

Tallahassee Super Regional

  • Game 1:  No. 11 LSU 6, No. 6 Florida State 5  | FINAL | Box score | LSU leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 6 Florida State 8, No. 11 LSU 5 | FINAL | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3: No. 6 Florida State 3, No. 11 LSU 1 | FINAL | Box score | Florida State advances to College World Series

Athens Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 7 Georgia 4, No. 10 Tennessee 3  | FINAL | Box score | Georgia leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 7 Georgia 2, No. 10 Tennessee 1 | FINAL | Box score | Georgia advances to College World Series

Tempe Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 8 Arizona State 5, No. 9 South Carolina 2  | FINAL  | Box score  | Arizona State leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 8 Arizona State 5, No. 9 South Carolina 2 | FINAL | Box score | Arizona State advances to College World Series

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Scores, results for regionals

Eugene Regional

Thursday, May 17

Game 1 FINAL: Drake 3, BYU 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 1 Oregon 4, Albany 0 | Box score

Friday, May 18

Game 3 FINAL: No. 1 Oregon 5, Drake 0 | Box score | Oregon to regional final

Game 4 FINAL: BYU 16, Albany 0 (5 innings) | Albany eliminated | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Drake 3, BYU 0 | BYU eliminated | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 6 FINAL: Oregon 3, Drake 0 | Box score  |  Oregon advances to Super Regional

Lexington Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Notre Dame 4, Michigan 1 |  Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 2 FINAL: No. 16 Kentucky 10, UIC 1 | Box score

Game 3 FINAL: Michigan 6, UIC 0 |  Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Kentucky 10, Notre Dame 0 |  Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 5 FINAL: Notre Dame 2, Michigan 1 | Box score

Game 6 FINAL: Kentucky 8, Notre Dame 0 | Box score | Kentucky advances to Super Regional

Columbia Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Liberty 2, Hofstra 0 (10 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 9 South Carolina 3, UNC Greensboro 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Liberty 3, South Carolina 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Hofstra 6, UNC Greensboro 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL:  South Carolina 5, Hofstra 4 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: South Carolina 2, Liberty 0 | Box score

Game 7 FINAL: South Carolina 5, Liberty 0 | Box score  | South Carolina advances to Super Regional

Tempe Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Ole Miss 4, Long Beach State 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 8 Arizona State 2, New Mexico State 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arizona State 7, Ole Miss 1| Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Long Beach State 9, New Mexico State 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ole Miss 1, Long Beach State 0 |  Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Arizona State 9, Ole Miss 0 |  Box score  |  Arizona State advances to Super Regional

Seattle Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Texas 2, Minnesota 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 5 Washington 8, Boise State 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Washington 2, Texas 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Minnesota 11, Boise State 3 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Minnesota 3, Texas 0 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Washington 5, Minnesota 2 | Box Score  | Washington advances to Super Regional

Tuscaloosa Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Wisconsin 9, Oregon State 3 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 12 Alabama 8, Middle Tennessee 0 (6 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Alabama  9,  Wisconsin 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Oregon State 4, Middle Tennessee 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Oregon State 5, Wisconsin 1 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Alabama 6, Oregon State 0 | Box score  | Alabama advances to Super Regional

Fayetteville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Wichita State 8, Oklahoma State 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 13 Arkansas 2, DePaul 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arkansas 5, Wichita State 0 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Oklahoma State 6, DePaul 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Wichita State 5, Oklahoma State 4  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Arkansas 6, Wichita State 4 | Box score  | Arkansas advances to Super Regional

Norman Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Tulsa 9, Missouri 1 (5 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 4 Oklahoma 9, Boston University 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Oklahoma 8, Tulsa 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Missouri 10, Boston University 7 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 5 FINAL:  Missouri 6, Tulsa 5 | Box score

Game 6 FINAL: Oklahoma 7, Missouri 0 | Box score | Oklahoma advances to Super Regional

Los Angels Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: CSU Fullerton 2, Texas State 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 3 UCLA 3, Sacramento State 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: CSU Fullerton 3, UCLA 2  |  Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Texas State 8, Sacramento State 4 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: UCLA 14, Texas State 1  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: UCLA 3, CSU Fullerton 0  | Box score

Game 7 FINAL: ULCA 6, CSU Fullerton 4  | Box score | UCLA advances to Super Regional

Tucson Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: North Dakota State 5, Mississippi State 4 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 14 Arizona 1, St. Francis (Pa.) 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arizona 6, North Dakota State, 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Mississippi State 11, St. Francis (Pa.) 5  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Mississippi State 12, North Dakota State 0  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Arizona 4, Mississippi State 3 | Box score  | Arizona advances to Super Regional

Baton Rouge Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Houston 1, Louisiana 0 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 11 LSU 9, Fordham 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: LSU 1, Houston 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Louisiana 15, Fordham 3  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Louisiana 7, Houston 2 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Louisiana 5, LSU 4 | Box score

Game 7 FINAL:  LSU 3, Louisiana 1 | Box score    LSU advances to Super Regional

Tallahassee Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Auburn 5, Kennesaw State 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 6 Florida State 8, Jacksonville State 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Florida State 2, Auburn 1 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Jacksonville State 5, Kennesaw State 3  (10 innings) | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Jacksonville State 3, Auburn 2 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Florida State 10, Jacksonville State 0 | Box score  | Florida State advances to Super Regional

Athens Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Northwestern 3, Cal 2 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 7 Georgia 6, Harvard 2 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Georgia 4,  Northwestern 3 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: California 10, Harvard 1 (5 innings) | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Northwestern 4, California 3 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Georgia 9, Northwestern 7  | Box score | Georgia advances to Super Regional

Knoxville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: James Madison 2, Ohio 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 10 Tennessee 9, Monmouth 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Tennessee 12, James Madison 3  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Ohio 4, Monmouth 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ohio 7, James Madison 3  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Tennessee 5, Ohio 1 | Box score  | Tennessee advances to Super Regional

College Station Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: McNeese State 11, Baylor 10 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 15 Texas A&M 9, Prairie View A&M 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Texas A&M 10, McNeese State 1  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Baylor 9, Prairie View A&M 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Baylor 6, McNeese 0  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Texas A&M 10, Baylor 4  | Box score | Texas A&M advances to Super Regional

Gainesville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Ohio State 3, South Florida 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 2 Florida 8, Bethune-Cookman 0 (6 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Florida 10, Ohio State 2  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: South Florida 2, Bethune-Cookman 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ohio State 3, South Florida 2  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Florida 4, Ohio State 0 | Box score | Florida advances to Super Regional

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Top 16 seeds

No. 1: Oregon
No. 2: Florida
No. 3: UCLA
No. 4: Oklahoma
No. 5: Washington
No. 6: Florida State
No. 7: Georgia
No. 8: Arizona State
No. 9 South Carolina
No. 10 Tennessee
No. 11 LSU
No. 12 Alabama
No. 13 Arkansas
No. 14 Arizona
No. 15 Texas A&M
No. 16 Kentucky

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Dates

Here’s the complete schedule, by rounds, for the 2018 NCAA Softball Tournament.

Selection Show

  • Sunday, May 13
  • The entire 64-team bracket will be announced at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Regionals

  • Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20
  • 16 campus sites will have four-team, double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to the Super Regionals.

Super Regionals

  • Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27
  • Eight campus sites will have two teams playing in a best-of-three format. Winners advance to the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

2018 Women’s College World Series

  • Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6
  • Eight teams compete in a double-elimination bracket, with the last two teams playing in a best-of-three championship series.
  • The Women’s College World Series will be played at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City.

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Automatic Bids

  • America East: Albany
  • American: Tulsa
  • ACC: Florida State
  • Atlantic 10: Fordham
  • Atlantic Sun: Kennesaw State
  • Big 12: Oklahoma
  • Big East: DePaul
  • Big Sky: Sacramento State
  • Big South: Liberty
  • Big Ten: Minnesota
  • Big West: Cal State Fullerton
  • Colonial: Hofstra
  • Conference USA: Middle Tennessee State
  • Horizon League: University of Illinois Chicago
  • Ivy League: Harvard
  • MAC: Northern Illinois
  • MAAC: Monmouth
  • MEAC: Bethune-Cookman
  • Missouri Valley: Drake
  • Mountain West: Boise State
  • Northeastern: Saint Francis
  • Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
  • Pac-12: Oregon
  • Patriot League: Boston University
  • SEC: Florida
  • Southern Conference: UNC Greensboro
  • Southland: McNeese State
  • SWAC: Prairie View A&M
  • Summit League: North Dakota State
  • Sun Belt: Texas State
  • WAC: New Mexico State
  • WCC: BYU

NCAA Softball Tournament: Results, history

Oklahoma, seeded No. 10, swept No. 1 Florida in the championship series a year ago. No. 3 Oregon, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Washington, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 13 LSU and No. 15 Baylor also made the 2017 Women’s College World Series.

In the first game of the championship series, Oklahoma beat Florida 7-5, in 17 innings. The Sooners then won the second game, 5-4. Before Oklahoma won the last two titles, Florida won back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015.

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Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game time, schedule, how to watch online (June 1, 2018)

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The Ole Miss baseball team takes on Saint Louis in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Below you can find information on the game time, schedule and how to watch the game online.

Ole Miss is the No. 4 overall seed and won the SEC Tournament last week. The other two teams in the Oxford Regional are Tennessee Tech and Missouri State.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game Time

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Swayze Field in Oxford, Miss.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: TV

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Tennessee Tech-Missouri State: Schedule

The Ole Miss Baseball game will follow the Tennessee Tech-Missouri State game, which starts at 3 p.m. on Friday. If Ole Miss wins, the Rebels will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If Ole Miss loses it will play at 1 p.m.

Below is the full schedule for the Oxford Regional.

Oxford Regional

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: How to watch online

The Ole Miss vs. Saint Louis game can be live streamed on WatchESPN.

Ole Miss Baseball Preview

Ole Miss enters the NCAA Baseball Tournament as the No. 4 overall seed. The Rebels dropped their first game of the SEC Tournament to Auburn, but rallied to beat Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M and LSU on the way to winning to the conference tournament title.

The Rebels enter the NCAA Tournament with a 46-15 record. Also in the region is Tennessee Tech (46-9), Missouri State (39-15) and Ole Miss’ Friday opponent, Saint Louis (38-18).  The Billikens enter as the champions of the Atlantic 10.  Ole Miss enters having won 11 of its final 13 games.

Ole Miss is one of 10 SEC teams in the tournament. Ole Miss is also one of the four SEC teams that are hosting a regional and have the potential to host a Super Regional. The other three are Florida, Arkansas and Georgia. The winner of the Oxford Regional will meet the winner of the Austin Regional, which has Texas, Indiana, Texas A&M and Texas Southern.

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Kentucky basketball: Jarred Vanderbilt’s 2018 NBA Draft decision not as simple as it seems

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Some might say Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt has an easy NBA draft decision. Some would be wrong.

“He’s in a little bit of a different situation, because you’ve got to think he’s had these injuries and nobody really knows when the next one is going to be,” ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony told SEC Country. “So do you try to cash in on whatever you can cash in on now as opposed to what if [you return to school and] disaster strikes? It’s a very difficult position that he’s in, and it’s hard for someone like me to comment on what he should do, because it’s not my foot, you know?

“That’s such a unique situation, and I could see it going either way, honestly.”

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Vanderbilt, a 6-foot-9 former McDonald’s All-American who was one of the most dominant rebounders in the country while healthy last season, hasn’t been healthy very often the last few years. Since high school, he has significantly injured his left foot three times and has been sidelined after rolling both ankles. He missed 23 of 37 games with the Wildcats because of two of those injuries.

So his body of work is small, his medical history a red flag and his shooting ability very much in question after he shot just 42.6 percent from the field — mostly at point-blank range — and 63.2 percent at the free-throw line during a truncated college debut. Givony’s latest two-round NBA mock draft does not have him being selected at all; ESPN ranks Vanderbilt the 63rd-best prospect in a 60-player draft.

He has been invited to the NBA combine this week in Chicago, but it’s unclear whether he’s healthy enough to participate in any of the physical testing or 5-on-5 scrimmaging to improve his standing in the eyes of scouts and general managers. Vanderbilt’s father, who previously said he would prefer to see a first-round grade for his son to leave Kentucky, did not return phone calls or text messages Tuesday.

“It’s all about the physical for him,” Givony said, which could be one reason why sources tell SEC Country that Vanderbilt might actually skip the combine altogether.

And still, this isn’t necessarily a simple decision for him — even if he suspects he won’t be drafted. Before last season, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players, with the addition of two spots for players with two-way contracts. Those players spend most of the season in the NBA G League and 45 days or less with the actual NBA team, with the potential to earn around $ 275,000 for the year.

Several undrafted players, including former LSU star Antonio Blakeney, have signed two-way deals. Vanderbilt, who averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in just 17.0 minutes per game at Kentucky (he snagged a staggering 18.5 boards per 40 minutes) would almost certainly get one of those.

“There’s not a lot of difference between those guys and guys who were picked in the 50s last year and got two-way contracts,” Givony said. “What does it matter if you’re the 61st pick [the odd man out in a 60-player draft] and you got a two-way deal or you’re the 55th pick and got a two-way deal? At least if you’re undrafted, you get to negotiate with all 30 teams. So there really isn’t this cut-off that there used to be that, ‘You gotta get picked here or you go back to school.’

“So all these guys just need to prioritize what they prioritize and it’s not really my position to tell anybody what to do.”

That said, Givony has Vanderbilt going 33rd overall — mighty close to the end of the first round — if he sticks around another year and enters the 2019 NBA Draft. Either way, we’ll know his decision soon enough, as players only have until May 30 to decide whether they’re staying in or pulling out of the draft.

ESPN’S 2019 NBA Mock Draft, Kentucky players

12. Keldon Johnson (incoming freshman)

18. P.J. Washington (freshman testing 2018 waters)

33. Jarred Vanderbilt (freshman testing 2018 waters)

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Kentucky basketball: Unlikely to be picked in 2018 NBA Draft, Wenyen Gabriel must decide if G League is A-OK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2018 NBA Combine begins today in Chicago, and Kentucky sophomore Wenyen Gabriel will not be there. He wasn’t invited, which is his first clue about what pro scouts are thinking about his readiness for the next level.

He did get a workout with the Utah Jazz over the weekend, alongside five other hopefuls, and he’ll likely get in front of a few other teams before the May 30 deadline to decide whether he’s staying in the draft or returning to school. But early returns are pretty clear.

“Where we have him ranked is what we think about him,” said ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony, who then belted out a long laugh. Gabriel is not ranked among Givony’s top 100 prospects. “So there you go. There’s 60 spots in the draft. If you’re not in the top 100, you don’t need to be a mathematician to calculate that one, right?”

Gabriel, a 6-foot-9 forward and former 5-star recruit, has been a solid contributor for two seasons at Kentucky. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds off the bench last season, but those numbers spiked in the postseason. He set an SEC Tournament record by sinking 7 of 7 3-pointers in the semifinals and delivered 16 points and 12 rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

“I’m not down on him in general,” Givony said. “I think he definitely has some good attributes. He’s really tough, plays super hard, seems like a great teammate. He has shown the ability to make a three, which is important at his position, and he’s a competitor. NBA teams want those kinds of guys, but the question is how far away is he from helping someone and what’s the best route for him to get there.”

Gabriel, a stick figure when he arrived in Lexington two summers ago, still needs to get stronger and be a more consistent defender. While his energy and shooting ability are intriguing — he hit 19 of 35 threes (54.2 percent) over the final 10 games as a sophomore — he’s still not a polished player.

One NBA scout told SEC Country he believes Gabriel could eventually play in that league, but that day is still fairly far away.

“I like him as a four-year guy, so I hope he does go back to school,” the scout said. “I feel like if he hadn’t come in with all of the hype of a [5-star recruit], people would be more realistic with him. He needs to go back. He could be a four-year player and actually end up being something [in the NBA], like a three-and-D guy.”

Gabriel’s high school coach compares his situation to that of Willie Cauley-Stein, who played a little as a freshman at Kentucky, more as a sophomore and then became the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and No. 6 overall pick as a junior.

“All the talk all the time about Kentucky and its players is about the one-and-done thing,” said Wilbraham & Monson Academy coach Mike Mannix said. “That’s all good, but at the same time, guys like Willie Cauley-Stein and others who’ve come back have had really great careers. To see the minutes [Gabriel] got, especially in March, I thought that was great and I’m hoping for big things to come for his junior year.”

Kentucky and coach John Calipari are hoping for the same. However, sources have told SEC Country for the last two months — even before he declared for a draft that almost certainly will not include him — Gabriel hasn’t ruled out the idea of taking the long road to the NBA, whether that be in the developmental G League or overseas.

“A lot of these guys are going to work their way through the G League, even first-round picks,” Givony said. “I can tell you for sure he’s not going to be with any NBA team at the start of the year. He’s in a huge boat with a billion other players who would have to work their way through the G League. So the question for him is just: Where do you want to develop? Do you want to do it in college or do you want to do it in the NBA’s development league?”

We’ll know the answer to that question for Gabriel and Kentucky teammates PJ Washington and Jarred Vanderbilt, who are also testing the waters without hiring agents, in no more than 14 days.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (June 1, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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