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Knoxville officially named a regional site for the NCAA Tournament

It's no surprise after Tennessee's superb season, that the Vols will host in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.
Credit: Emma Corona/Tennessee Athletics
The Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Iona Gaels and the Tennessee Volunteers at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, TN.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville was officially named a regional site for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

It wasn't much of a surprise after the superb season Tennessee baseball has had, but they will host three other teams in the city for the first round of the tournament. The Vols are expected to be the one seed in the NCAA Tournament when the Selection Show happens on Monday.

The Vols won the SEC Tournament Championship on Sunday over Florida, 8-5. It was their first title since the format changed. They had won the tournament in 1993, 1994, and 1995 in the previous format.

Tennessee is 53-7 up to this point, as they also won the SEC regular-season title for the first time since 1995 as well.

The regional round is scheduled to start on June 3. The Vols' matchups and teams in their region will be announced at noon on Monday.

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