Considering the number of freshmen and sophomores the Texas Tech baseball team relies on this season, there was some growth.
But despite the youth on the team, the Red Raiders (39-21) have found themselves in a familiar spot this season with an at-large seed in the NCAA Tournament to play in Gainesville (Fla.). regional as the No. 3 seed. Texas Tech opens the tournament against 2-seed UConn (43-15) at 11 a.m. CDT on Friday. Host Florida (44-14), the No. 1 seed and No. 2 overall seed, will take on 4-seed Florida A&M (29-28) at 4:30 pm CDT on Friday.