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Cougars Receive At-Large Bid

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO – BYU basketball has received an at-large invitation to the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will play Iona of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in the first round on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, at UD Arena. Tuesday’s game will be televised on TruTV at 9 p.m. ET.

BYU and Iona are both 14 seeds in the West Region and the winner will face No. 3 seed Marquette in Louisville on Thursday.

Nebraska Baseball Trip

Baseball Blog | Mar 11, 2012 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 11:05 am | Updated: March 11, 2012 9:57 pm | Permalink

Update as of Sunday night, Coach Vance Law reports the team's flight is delayed until midnight out of Denver.

TD Ameritrade Park Omaha is the site of this year's College World Series (June 15-25/26) after years competing at Rosenblatt Stadium (where BYU played in the 1968 and 1971 College World Series; the Cougars had qualified to play in 1958 and 1961 but declined because of Sunday play). 

Mackie Claims National Championship on Day Two of Nationals

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

NAMPA, Idaho - In the second day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Division I Track & Field Indoor Championships, junior Nachelle Mackie won the national championships in the 800m with a time of 2:03.30, a time that is not only a new school record but also the fastest time in the NCAA this season.

Sweep Weekend in Provo

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – The No. 5 BYU Cougars were able to sweep (25-21, 25-20, 26-24) the No. 11 Pacific Tigers for the second night in a row in the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Mackie Claims National Championship on Day Two of Nationals

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

NAMPA, Idaho - In the second day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Division I Track & Field Indoor Championships, junior Nachelle Mackie won the national championships in the 800m with a time of 2:03.30, a time that is not only a new school record but also the fastest time in the NCAA this season.

Rallies Too Late in 9-2 Loss

Right fielder Jaycob Brugman got BYU's first hit of the game and first assist from the outfield of the season in a 9-2 loss at UC Irvine. (Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

IRVINE, Calif.—Late inning BYU baseball rallies came too late in a 9-2 loss Saturday afternoon at UC Irvine.

BYU, now 5-6, found its stride returning from the previous night’s 6-1 victory over the Anteaters (8-6).

Five of BYU’s seven hits Saturday did not come until after pitcher Crosby Slaught left the game in the seventh inning.  Slaught pitched a no-hitter through the first three innings until BYU’s Jaycob Brugman singled in the fourth.

BYU undefeated in Mountain Region

Spencer Smith earned a singles and doubles win for BYU in its 5-2 victory over No. 46 New Mexico. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Topping No. 46 New Mexico, 5-2, Saturday, the No. 40 BYU men’s tennis team remains undefeated in the Mountain Region for its third year in a row.

“The guys were aware of what we were striving to accomplish,” BYU men’s tennis coach Brad Pearce said. “It was our last match in regional play this year. They embraced what was at stake and I’m so proud of our guys and how they fight for each other and prepare like professionals.”