Women's College World Series Schedule, TV info, How to Watch

Alabama has a pair of Pac-12 powers on its side of the WCWS bracket, Arizona and UCLA
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It sounds simple, however is anything but.

The key to reaching the best-of-three championship round in the Women's College World Series is to avoid falling into the loser's bracket. 

In other words, don't lose, especially the first game. 

Thursday, the final eight teams still playing and in contention for the national championship in Division I softball will open play in Oklahoma City. 

The format is the same as the regionals, and super regionals, in one important respect: Two losses means elimination. 

The brackets part of the tournament have been in place from the beginning. Alabama will open against Arizona, and will face the winner or loser of UCLA vs. Florida State. 

Pairings 

1. Oklahoma vs. James Madison

5 Oklahoma State vs. Georgia

3 Alabama vs. 11 Arizona

2 UCLA vs. 10 Florida State

WCWS Schedule 

All times CT

Thursday, June 3

Game 1: 1. Oklahoma vs. James Madison, 11 a.m., ESPN

Game 2: 5 Oklahoma State vs. Georgia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: 3 Alabama vs. 11 Arizona , 6 p.m., ESPN

Game 4: 2 UCLA vs. 10 Florida State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, June 4

Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 6 p.m., ESPNU

Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU

Saturday, June 5 (Elimination Saturday)

Game 7: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 11 a.m., ESPN

Game 8: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 9: Winner of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 6, 6 p.m., ESPN

Game 10: Winner of Game 8 vs. Loser of Game 5, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Sunday, June 6

Game 11: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 9, Noon, ESPN

Game 12: Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 10, 2:30 p.m., ESPN 

Game 13 (if necessary): Game 11 teams, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Game 14 (if necessary): Game 12 teams, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2 

Championship Finals (Best of three)

Monday, June 7: Game 1, 6:30 p.m., ESPN 

Tuesday, June 8, Game 2, 6:30 p.m., ESPN 

Wednesday, June 9, Game 3 (if necessary), 6 p.m., ESPN