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Arizona hosts Ole Miss in Super Regional

Arizona junior Jessie Harper has 65 career home runs, more than any other player still active in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)

Arizona junior Jessie Harper has 65 career home runs, more than any other player still active in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)

TUCSON – The University of Arizona softball team continues its quest for a championship this weekend against 11th-seeded Ole Miss (41-18) in a three-game series. On the line is a trip to Oklahoma City and the Women’s College World Series.

Sixth-seeded Arizona (45-12) is making its 14th trip to the super regional round in the last 15 years, but is looking to advance out of the round and onto OKC for the first time since 2010.

Game 1 is set for 4 p.m. Friday, followed by Game 2 at 5 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2.

Arizona is coming off a sweep of the Tucson Regional while Ole Miss needed to advance out of the losers’ bracket to win the Oxford Regional in five games.

NCAA Action In Tucson

Arizona is hosting its eighth NCAA Super Regional, but just second in the last eight years (2017, 2019). The Cats are 11-6 in Tucson Super Regional games, but have not advanced out of the last two (2011, 2017). Overall, Arizona is 84-13 in NCAA Tournament games in Tucson.

Arizona in Super Regionals

The Wildcats have advanced to 14 of the 15 super regionals since they began in 2005, with their only miss coming in 2013.

The 14 appearances are second to only Alabama, which has been in all 15. Arizona is 14-17 in the round and has advanced out six of its previous 14 trips, but none since 2010. Most recently, the 14th-seeded Wildcats were swept by third-seeded UCLA (1-7, 2-3) in the 2018 Los Angeles Super Regional.

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