9 national seed, opens against UNC Greensboro (46-11) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
NDSU (33-17) and Mississippi State (36-21) are scheduled to play on ESPN2 and the game will be broadcast on Bison 1660 AM.
The UNCG softball team will play SC at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Columbia, S.C., in its opening game of the NCAA tournament.
Florida State is playing in its 13th consecutive NCA Regional, and a Top 5 finish in the Norman Regional would allow FSU to extend its longest active ACC streak of seven consecutive NCAA Championship Finals appearances. The Bison are 9-16 in eight previous trips and 5-8 over the past four seasons. Georgia is 62-35 all-time in NCAA Tournament action, advancing to nine Super Regionals and three Women's College World Series.
Illinois-Chicago (33-19) makes its second straight appearance in the NCAA after taking part in the NCAA Eugene Regional at OR in 2017. OSU heads to the Fayetteville Regional hosted by the Arkansas Razorbacks. Winners will advance to the Super Regionals, also on campus sites, May 24-27.
The LSU softball team has been selected as the No. 11 overall seed for the 2018 NCAA Softball Championships and will host the Baton Rouge Regional this weekend with Louisiana-Lafayette, Houston and Fordham May 18-20 at Tiger Park.
"When it comes to postseason, you kind of don't know where you stand especially since we didn't perform like we wanted to this year", catcher Courtney Shea said. The Bobcats lost to Kentucky, the host school, and DePaul.
Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Boston University, 6 p.m.
Sunday's regional championship will begin at 4 p.m. with the if-necessary second game set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Bulldogs are heading out west and will play in Tucson, Arizona at the end of this week.