Stony Brook's baseball team will open the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina State on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

The third-seeded Seawolves (34-14-1), who won the America East Tournament and clinched the conference's automatic NCAA bid, will play the second-seeded Wolfpack at 2:30 p.m. in the Fort Worth Regional. North Carolina State (34-21) was the ACC Tournament runner-up and earned an at-large selection.

Top-seeded TCU (43-11), the Big 12 regular-season champion and an at-large selection, will host the regional and play fourth-seeded Sacred Heart (23-30-1), the Northeast Conference champion and automatic qualifier, at 7 p.m. Friday.

"This is a good bracket," Stony Brook coach Matt Senk said. "TCU is an outstanding team and of course N.C. State out of the ACC is really playing well and has played well for a good month or so, and Sacred Heart taking their tournament. This is a good field and we are excited to be a part of it."

This is the first time Stony Brook has entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed.

The Fort Worth Regional winner will advance to play the College Station Regional winner in the super regionals. Top-seeded Texas A&M is the host for the College Station Regional.

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The NCAA Tournament features 64 teams. The regionals use a double-elimination format and the super regionals are a best-of-three series. The eight super regional host sites will be announced Monday.

Stony Brook won the America East Tournament title on Saturday in Lowell, Massachusetts. The top-seeded Seawolves rallied for a 16-11 win over second-seeded Maryland-Baltimore County. Stony Brook trailed 7-0 after the first inning but scored a tournament-record 11 runs in the top of the second and held on.

It was Stony Brook's fifth America East title and first since 2012.

In the 2012 NCAA Tournament, Stony Brook won the Coral Gables Regional and beat LSU in the Baton Rouge Super Regional, making it to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.