ARIZONA Wildcats
Overall Record: 46-17
Conference: Pac-12 (t-1st, 20-10)
   Head Coach: Andy Lopez

vs.
Live Stats
Watch Live

SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks
Overall Record: 49-18
Conference: Southeastern (2nd, 18-11)
Head Coach: Ray Tanner

         @ArizonaBaseball |  #Wildcats                                                       @GamecockBasebll | #Gamecocks

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN THE WILDCATS AND GAMECOCKS MEET

Venue: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Date: June 24
Time:  8 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 / ESPN3 
Announcers:
   Mike Patrick (play by play)
   Orel Hershiser (color)
   Kyle Peterson (color)
   Jenn Brown (field reporter)
   Jessica Mendoza (field reporter)

Who to Watch for the Wildcats: P Konner Wade -- 10-3, 4.17 ERA; 3B Seth Mejias-Brean -- .360, 1 HR, 60 RBI; RF Robert Refsnyder -- .357, 7 HR, 64 RBI

Who to Watch for the Gamecocks: P Forrest Koumas -- 2-2, 4.56 ERA; LF Tanner English -- .303, 23 RBI, 12 SB; SS Joey Pankake -- .273, 2 HR, 27 RBI

IN THE 2012 POSTSEASON

Arizona
Regional
    def. Missouri, 15-3 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-4 [ Box ]
    def. Louisville, 16-3 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. St. John's (10 inn.), 7-6 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. St. John's, 7-4 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
College World Series
    def. Florida St., 4-3 (12 inn.) [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. UCLA, 4-0 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Florida St., 10-3 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]

Notebook: Three pitches in 12th send Wildcats to win
Feature: Arizona likes plenty of space to work
Notebook: Power surge leads Arizona to Finals
Feature: Why they will win: Arizona & South Carolina
Video: Final series comes South by Southwest

South Carolina
Regional
    def. Manhattan, 7-0 [ Box ]
    def. Clemson, 5-4 (12 inn.) [ Box ]
    def. Clemson, 4-3 [ Box ]
Super Regional
    def. Oklahoma, 5-0 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Oklahoma, 5-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
College World Series
    def. Florida, 7-3 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    lost to Arkansas, 2-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Kent State, 4-1 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Arkansas, 2-0 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]
    def. Arkansas, 3-2 [ Recap ] [ Box ] [ Video ]

Feature: Gamecocks take same approach
Feature: South Carolina back to old tricks vs. UF
Notebook: Arkansas finally ends S.C.'s streak
Feature: Roth further cements legend status at CWS
Notebook: Montgomery picks up where Roth left off
Feature: Gamecocks still defending their territory
Notebook: Championship series set after S.C. win

Rosters: Arizona | South Carolina Schedules: Arizona | South Carolina
More Postseason: National Statistics Scoreboard  Interactive Bracket  Video

ARIZONA QUICK HITS ...
► The two schools have never met on the baseball field. The last time Arizona played an SEC team at
the CWS was in 2004.The Wildcats lost an opening game to Georgia, defeated Arkansas 7-2, in an elimination game and lost again to Georgia.

► Arizona is making its seventh appearance in the College World Series championship round, though its first in the new best-of-three format which started up in the 21st Century. The Wildcats have finished runner-up three times (1956, 1959 and 1963) and won three national championships.

► The last time the Wildcats won their first three CWS games was in 1986, when UA started 3-0, dropped a 4-2 decision to Miami (Fla.) and defeated Florida State 10-2 in the national championship game.

► Arizona has won 16 of its last 18 games dating back to early May. The Wildcats have hit .325 during those games, and have outscored opponents 41-11 in two-out RBI. On the mound, UA hurlers have a 2.78 ERA, 109 strikeouts and just 43 walks in 165.0 innings pitched. Starters have combined for seven complete games in those 18 contests.

SOUTH CAROLINA QUICK HITS ...
► South Carolina (2010-11-12) joins Texas (2004-05-09) as the only programs to play in three CWS Championship Finals (since the best two-of-three series began).

► Reliever Matt Price set a CWS record with his fifth career victory. He broke a tie with 10 other pitchers who each had four career wins. Price extended his record in games finished at the CWS as he closed his 11th game, and now ranks second with 12 career appearances.

► South Carolina has also allowed four runs or less in every game of the NCAA tournament this year. The last team to make it to the CWS and complete its showing without giving up more than four runs in any NCAA Tournament game was Miami (Fla.) in 1982. That year, Miami swept the Atlantic Regional with wins against Stetson (18-2), South Florida (9-4) and Stetson again (15-3) before going 5-0 in the CWS (wins of 7-2 vs. Maine, 4-3 vs. Wichita State, 2-1 vs. Texas, 10-4 vs. Maine and 9-3 vs. Wichita State).