Long Beach State (38-17) plays
The first-round winners play Saturday at noon. The losers of Friday's games play in an elimination game at 3 p.m. A semifinal game is scheduled at 6 p.m.
The championship game is at noon Sunday, with a rematch at 3 p.m. if necessary.
The winner of the regional advances to a best-two-of-three-games Super Regional against the winner of the Kentucky Regional, where James Madison (44-13), DePaul (41-9), Ohio (32-24) and Kentucky (44-15) are playing this weekend.
Top-seeded USC (28-3) faces Columbia (22-1) at 2 p.m. PDT. The Trojans had a string of four consecutive national titles broken last year with a loss to Ohio State in a quarterfinal. USC has three top players back from its 2012 championship team: Yannick Hanfmann, Ray Sarmiento and Roberto Quiroz. Hanfmann and Sarmiento form the nation's top-ranked doubles team.
UCLA (24-3) meets Tennessee (19-10) at 4 p.m. The Bruins are led by Marco Giron, who is the nation's No. 2-ranked singles player.
The winning teams advance to quarterfinal action on Sunday. The semifinal round is the following day and the championship match May 20.
USC is tied for fifth place after the first round of the NCAA men's golf regional at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Trojans combined for a 14-over 302 score and are 10 shots behind leader Alabama Birmingham. Cal State Fullerton (319) is in 13th place.