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New beginning: OU draws Xavier in first trip to NCAA regional since 2013

Austin O’Brien felt Oklahoma secured an NCAA regional berth May 13, following a walk-off win against TCU during the regular-season’s final weekend.

“We’re gonna make it this year,” O’Brien remembers thinking to himself.

The senior first baseman had to be patient for the official word.

During Monday’s NCAA selection show, more than half of the 64-team bracket was announced before OU appeared on