LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech beat Louisville 11-6 to win the Lubbock Regional Sunday night and advance to the Super Regional for the third time in school history.
Little did the Red Raiders know, they'd be hosting a Super Regional for a third time.
No. 9 National seed Texas Tech had to wait to see who would win the Athens Regional hosted by No. 8 seed Georgia. If Georgia won, Texas Tech would go there for a best of three Super Regional. If Duke could win two, they would win the Regional and come to Lubbock to face Texas Tech in the Super Regional.
The Blue Devils lost their first game 6-0 to Troy in the Athens Regional, but they rallied 4 times from there, including beating host Georgia twice on Monday 8-5 and 8-4 to win the Athens Regional and eliminate No. 8 seed Georgia.
Duke is heading to a Super Regional for the first time ever.
Texas Tech won the Super Regional in 2014 at home beating East Carolina and won the 2016 Super Regional over the College of Charleston at home.
Now the Red Raiders (42-17) will host Duke (44-16) in a 2018 Super Regional this weekend at Rip Griffin Park, where they are 25-5 this season. The winner of the Super Regional will go to the College World Series in Omaha.
The NCAA is expected to release dates and times for Super Regionals Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.