College World Series 2013 TV Schedule: When to Watch Remainder of Tournament

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College World Series 2013 TV Schedule: When to Watch Remainder of Tournament
Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 College World Series continues to chug along, with some early favorites like LSU already eliminated and others, such as North Carolina and Oregon State, hanging on by a thread.

UCLA and Mississippi State are sitting pretty, awaiting the results of the losers’ bracket and getting plenty of rest in preparation for Friday’s slate of semifinal games.

Let’s take a look at where you can catch the contests leading up to these thrilling matchups, take a look at the updated bracket, check out the schedule for the remainder of this event, predict a winner and more in our 2013 CWS preview.

 

Where: TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

When: Began Saturday, June 15; could go through Wednesday, June 26

Watch: ESPN and ESPN2

Live Stream: ESPN3

 

Bracket

 

Schedule (via NCAA.com)

Date

Matchup

Game

Time (ET)

Results/Channel

Saturday, June 15

Oregon State vs. Mississippi State

Opening Round

3 p.m.

MSU 5-4

Saturday, June 15

Indiana vs. Louisville

Opening Round

8 p.m.

IU 2-0

Sunday, June 16

North Carolina vs. NC State

Opening Round

3 p.m.

NC St 8-1

Sunday, June 16

LSU vs. UCLA

Opening Round

8 p.m.

UCLA 2-1

Monday, June 17

Oregon State vs. Louisville

Elimination Game

3 p.m.

OSU 11-4

Monday, June 17

Mississippi State vs. Indiana

For Semifinal Berth

8 p.m.

MSU 5-4

Tuesday, June 18

North Carolina vs. LSU

Elimination Game

3 p.m.

UNC 4-2

Tuesday, June 18

NC State vs. UCLA

For Semifinal Berth

8 p.m.

UCLA 2-1

Wednesday, June 19

Indiana vs. Oregon State

Elimination Game

8 p.m.

ESPN

Thursday, June 20

NC State vs. North Carolina

Elimination Game

8 p.m.

ESPN

Friday, June 21

Mississippi State vs. Wednesday's Winner

Semifinal Elimination Game 1

3 p.m.

ESPN

Friday, June 21

UCLA vs. Thursday's Winner

Semifinal Elimination Game 1

8 p.m.

ESPN

Saturday, June 22*

Mississippi State vs. Wednesday's Winner

Semifinal Elimination Game 2

3 p.m.

ESPN2

Saturday, June 22*

UCLA vs. Thursday's Winner

Semifinal Elimination Game 2

8:30 p.m.

ESPN

Monday, June 24

Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner

CWS Game 1

8 p.m.

ESPN

Tuesday, June 25

Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner

CWS Game 2

8 p.m.

ESPN

Wednesday, June 26*

Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner

CWS Game 3

8 p.m.

ESPN

*If necessary

 

Key Matchup: NC State vs. North Carolina

The Wolfpack and Tar Heels are matching up for the third time in the past month, this time in a win-or-go-home affair that will have fans on the edge of their seats.

While UNC won the initial showdown in the ACC tournament after 18 blockbuster innings, NC State had its revenge in the opening round of the College World Series.

In that contest, superstar pitcher Carlos Rodon pitched eight scoreless innings and had plenty of run support in an 8-1 victory. While he earned a no-decision in May, the ace left-hander struck out 14 batters in 10 innings, giving up just one hit.

Fortunately for North Carolina, Rodon will be coming off a short rest if the Wolfpack decide to send him out.

If the Tar Heels do face the sophomore stud, expect him to be a bit more beatable than he was in previous outings.

 

Predicted Winner: Mississippi State

The Bulldogs continue to rest after they won back-to-back games in this tournament with come-from-behind efforts in the eighth inning.

They opened up with a shocker over the OSU Beavers, watching hero Wes Rea belt a big double to score two and make the difference in a 5-4 win.

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Then MSU faced the upstart Indiana Hoosiers, who were to continue their perfect record in the World Series (1-0 all-time heading into the matchup). That simply didn’t happen, as the Bulldogs used smart batting and great baserunning to generate a 5-3 lead in the eighth by scoring three runs.

Now the Bulldogs are, coincidentally, awaiting the winner of Indiana vs. Oregon State, a matchup of the two teams they have already conquered in the tournament.

With two chances to get one win, it’s hard to see the Bulldogs not advancing to the finals of this epic tournament in Omaha.

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