Longhorns in win-or-go home mode at CWS


OMAHA, Neb. -- Texas hasn't done anything the easy way so far in the NCAA baseball tournament, and it will be no different in the College World Series.

After losing 8-4 to Florida in their first CWS game, the Longhorns, in the CWS for a record 34th time, must beat North Carolina in a win-or-go-home game Monday afternoon.

"We've been pretty good in elimination games," Texas coach Augie Garrido said, "and here we are again."

Texas (49-18) won three straight after losing their second game in regionals, and they beat Arizona State twice after dropping the first game of their super regional.

"We all know we played a below-average game, and they capitalized on it," Garrido said. "But it doesn't mean we have to lose our spirit or our confidence in each other and it doesn't have to mean we give up. We've been here before. We know we can win. This championship's been won out of the losers' bracket before. So we know it can be done."