Alabama State draws No. 3 seed Alabama in Tuscaloosa Regional


MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion, hits the road in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament facing No. 3 seed Alabama in regional play.

The contest is set for 5 pm on SEC Network.

Alabama State enters the tournament at 19-27 overall and have won five straight games and nine out of their last 11 on the season.

The Lady Hornets repeated as tournament champions, this time in Gulfport, Mississippi with a 7-6 win over Southern in 11 innings in the semifinal round and an 8-1 win over Alcorn to capture the title.

Alabama is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation, finishing 42-7 overall and took home the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship after going 18-6 in conference play. The Tide are 33-4 on the season in Tuscaloosa. The regional also features Clemson and Troy, who will open play in the regional at 2 pm CT on Friday.

Tickets for the regional matchups are available through the Alabama Ticket Office (205.348.2262) and via

The winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional will match up against the winner of the Lexington Regional, featuring No. 14 Kentucky, Notre Dame, Miami (OH) and Northwestern.