Gators land in Stillwater Regional

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gators have qualified for the 2024 NCAA Baseball Tournament as the No. 3 seed in the Oklahoma State-hosted Stillwater Regional, as announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on ESPN2 on Monday.

Joining No. 3-seed Florida at the NCAA Stillwater Regional are No. 1-seed Oklahoma State, No. 2-seed Nebraska and No. 4-seed Niagara. The Gators take on Nebraska this upcoming Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

With the NCAA announcing the complete, 64-team bracket and pairings on Monday, Florida earned a spot in an NCAA Regional for the 39th time in program history. This is the Gators’ 16th-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan which is the second-longest streak in the country. Florida has not missed the postseason since 2007.

The Gators (28-27, 13-17 SEC) enter Regionals having closed out the regular season with a series win at No. 9 Georgia (L 9-4, W 7-4, W 19-11).

Florida is one of a record breaking 11 SEC teams to clinch the NCAA Tournament in 2024, five of which were top-8 National seeds.

“Our schedule was really difficult down the stretch the last five series,” Kevin O’Sullivan said on how he views Florida’s postseason chances. “We did what we needed to do to win two out of three at Georgia, which obviously is not an easy thing to do. Our schedule is difficult.”

“But at the same time, that one simple thing, going 9-9 in 18 league games against teams that are potentially going to host or be national seeds, I think that says something,” O’Sullivan added.

From May 31-June 3, 64 teams will compete across 16 NCAA Regional sites to determine which 16 programs will advance to NCAA Super Regionals, scheduled for June 7-9.

Complete Schedule for the 2024 NCAA Stillwater Regional
Friday, May 31
Game One: 3 p.m. ET* – Florida vs. Nebraska (ESPN+)
Game Two: 7 p.m. ET* – Niagara vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN+)

Saturday, June 1
Game Three: 2 p.m. ET* – Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two
Game Four: 7 p.m. ET* – Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two

Sunday, June 2
Game Five: 2 p.m. ET* – Loser Game Four vs. Winner Game Three
Game Six: 7 p.m. ET* – Winner Game Four vs. Winner Game Five

Monday, June 3
Game Seven (if necessary): TBA* – Winner Game Six vs. Loser Game Six
*All times subject to change based on TV

Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.