Houston Super Regional Set To Begin On Saturday At 2 PM Against Rice On ESPNU

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HOUSTON -- For the second consecutive year, the Rice Owls will host the Texas A&M Aggies in a three-game series for a berth in College World Series when they open play in the Houston (Rice) Super Regional on Saturday, June 7 at Reckling Park at 2:00.

The opener of the series will be televised by ESPNU. Sunday's second game will start at 6 pm and be televised by ESPN 2. Monday's third game, if needed, will be played either at 11:30 a.m. or 6 pm and be carried either by ESPN or ESPN 2.

For the second consecutive year, the Super Regional match-up between Rice and Texas A&M has been sold out in advance of the start of the series.

Fans who purchased tickets will be able to pick them up at the Rice Athletics Ticket Office at Rice Stadium from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can only be picked up at Reckling Park on Saturday, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Rice (45-13) swept their way into the Super Regional round with victories over Sam Houston State, St. John's and Texas. Texas A&M earned a return to Houston by taking a 13-5 decision over Houston on Monday night in College Station.

Last year, Rice earned its sixth trip to Omaha since 1999 by defeating the Aggies 3-2 in 10 innings and 5-2 last season at Reckling Park. The Owls took the only meeting between the two teams this year, winning 11-2 in College Station on April 15.

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