Bruins Earn No. 2 National Need for NCAA Tournament

May 11, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA softball team earned the No. 2 national seed for the 2008 NCAA Softball Tournament, as announced on Sunday night. The Bruins will host Nevada, Purdue and Cal State Fullerton in a regional at Easton Stadium that begins on Friday. UCLA will face Cal State Fullerton in the second game on Friday, approximately 30 minutes after the first contest of the day between Nevada and Purdue, which starts at 2:30 p.m.

All games of the Los Angeles Regional will be televised live on ESPNU. Game times are as follows:

Game 1 - Nevada (2 seed) vs. Purdue (3 seed), 2:30 p.m.
Game 2 - UCLA (1 seed) vs. Cal State Fullerton (4 seed), 30 minutes after Game 2

Game 3 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 3:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 30 minutes after Game 3
Game 5 - Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 30 minutes after Game 4

Game 6 - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2:30 p.m.
Game 7 - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary), 30 minutes after Game 6

More information on ticket prices will be posted when it becomes available.

The Bruins concluded the regular season with a 45-7 record and a 17-4 mark in Pac-10 play. Nevada, the second seed in the regional, won the regular-season Western Athletic Conference title and earned an at-large berth, finishing with a 42-16 mark. Third-seeded Purdue, an at-large selection from the Big Ten Conference, was 34-21 overall and fifth in the Big Ten, while #4 seed Cal State Fullerton was an at-large selection from the Big West Conference after concluding the regular season with a 27-26-1 record and a fifth-place finish in the Big West.

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