UT Softball earns No.9 National Seed

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Tennessee will host an NCAA Tournament Regional for the 16th straight year as the Lady Vols were revealed as the No. 9 national seed when the bracket was announced Sunday night on ESPN2. UT will welcome Liberty, James Madison and Eastern Kentucky to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium for the NCAA Knoxville Regional this weekend from Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23.

The Knoxville Regional will be double-elimination with the winner moving on to the NCAA Super Regional (Round of 16). Tennessee will play Ohio Valley Tournament Champion Eastern Kentucky on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3/WatchESPN. Atlantic Sun Champions Liberty will take on James Madison, the champions of the Colonial Athletic Association, Friday at noon on ESPNU. This will be the 18th NCAA Tournament appearance overall and the 17th consecutive appearance for the Lady Vols, who have advanced to the postseason every year since 2004.

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