The double-elimination regional, one of 16 in the 64-team tournament, also includes top-seeded
Second-seeded USC finished 37-19 overall and 18-12 in
Third-seeded Virginia (34-22) is making its 12th consecutive regional appearance. The Cavaliers finished 15-15 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Santa Barbara (40-15-1) is making its second regional appearance in three seasons. The Gauchos were 16-8 in the
San Diego State (40-21) won the
The regional champion advances to a super regional against the winner of a regional hosted by UCLA (42-14), the top-seeded team in the tournament.