UT Softball heading to Lexington for the NCAA tournament

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - UT Softball is heading to Lexington for the NCAA tournament.

The Rockets will face the #14 Kentucky Wildcats in the first game of the Regionals. That game will be broadcast on ESPN3 starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Ohio State also qualified. The Buckeyes are in the Knoxville Regional with 12-seed Tennessee. They face North Carolina on ESPN2, starting at 11 a.m.

Regional play begins May 17. The winners of that double elimination bracket then advance to the Super Regionals for a Best of Three series.

The remaining eight teams then head to the Women's College World Series runs from May 30-June 5 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium - OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City.