Heels to Open CWS Versus ASU

Posted Jun 8, 2009

The NCAA has announced the full pairings and game times for the 2009 College World Series. North Carolina will play its opening game on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET against Arizona State.

OMAHA---The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men's College World Series have been announced. The 63rd MCWS will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha from June 13-23/24.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features Arkansas (39-22) and No. 2 national seed Cal St. Fullerton (47-14). Saturday's second game pits one of two first-time MCWS participants, Virginia (48-13-1), against No.3 national seed LSU (51-16), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT)

The doubleheader on Sunday features No. 5 national seed Arizona State (49-12) vs. No. 4 national seed North Carolina (47-16) at 1 p.m. (CT), and the other first-time participant, Southern Miss. (40-24) squaring off against No. 1 national seed Texas (46-14-1) at 6 p.m. (CT)

The losers of Saturday's two games will play one another at 1 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday's winners face off at 6 p.m. (CT) Monday. The losers of Sunday's games will play each other at 1 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, while Sunday's winners meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. (CT)

The winners of the two brackets will play best-of-three championship finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 22. The second game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 23, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 6 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, June 24. Every Men's College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.


Saturday, June 13

Game 1 - 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)
(V) Arkansas (39-22) vs. (H) No. 2 Cal St. Fullerton (47-14)

Game 2 - 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
(V) Virginia (48-13-1) vs. (H) No. 3 LSU (51-16)

Sunday, June 14

Game 3 - 1 p.m. (ESPN HD)
(V) No. 5 Arizona St. (49-12) vs. (H) No. 4 North Carolina (47-16)

Game 4 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
(V) Southern Miss. (40-24) vs. (H) No. 1 Texas (46-14-1)

Monday, June 15

Game 5 - 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 6 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Tuesday, June 16

Game 7 - 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 8 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Wednesday, June 17

Game 9 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Thursday, June 18

Game 10 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Friday, June 19

Game 11 - 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6

Game 12 - 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD)
Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, June 20

Game 13 - 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) or 6 p.m. (ESPN)
 (if necessary)

Game 14 - 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
 (if necessary)

Sunday, June 21

No games scheduled


Monday, June 22

Game 1 - 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 23

Game 2 - 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Wednesday, June 24

Game 3 - 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner
 (if necessary)


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