2012 College World Series: Arizona Faces Florida State In Opening Game

The 2012 College World Series welcomes in eight teams to Omaha this weekend to determine the nation's national champion. The Arizona Wildcats knocked off St. John's in Super Regional play, and now they'll face the high-powered Florida St. Seminoles on Friday night.

The winner of Arizona vs. FSU will face the winner of UCLA vs. Stony Brook on Sunday. The losers will also meet. It's double elimination from here on out until two teams remain for the World Series, which is then a best-of-three series.

The Wildcats and Seminoles will square off at 9 p.m. ET on Friday night, which is 6 p.m. in Tucson. ESPN2 will have the live television coverage. You can also find a live stream on ESPN3.

Pitching Matchup: FSU: LHP - Brandon Leibrandt (8-2, 2.58 ERA) vs. UA: RHP - Kurt Heyer (12-2, 2.28 ERA)

We should be in for a high scoring game if the last few weeks are any indication. These are two of the hottest offenses around, and they know how to put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard in a hurry.

Here is the complete bracket for the tournament.

For more on the Wildcats be sure to check out AZ Desert Swarm. Follow the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream for continued baseball updates throughout the weekend.

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