Hurricanes, Gators will play for 242nd time, but 1st at CWS
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Miami and Florida are meeting at the College World Series for the first time on Saturday night in what will be their 242nd all-time meeting.
The Hurricanes (49-15) are back in Omaha for the 24th time and first since 2008. The Gators (46-19) are at the CWS for the ninth time, the fourth since 2010.
Neither team has played a non-conference opponent more often. Florida leads the series 127-113-1 and has won 19 of the last 24, including two of three in February in Gainesville.
Virginia (39-22) plays Arkansas (40-23) in the Bracket 1 opener on Saturday afternoon. Bracket 2 games Sunday pit TCU (49-13) against LSU (53-10) in the afternoon and Cal State Fullerton (39-23) against defending national champion Vanderbilt (47-19) at night.