Bison softball team heading to Arizona for NCAA Tournament

FARGO-North Dakota State's softball team will be heading to Tucson, Arizona to play in its ninth NCAA Tournament.The Bison, fresh off a fifth straight Summit League tournament championship, found out Sunday night it will play Mississippi State at...

FARGO-North Dakota State's softball team will be heading to Tucson, Arizona to play in its ninth NCAA Tournament.

The Bison, fresh off a fifth straight Summit League tournament championship, found out Sunday night it will play Mississippi State at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tucson Regional-the same place they played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

The Bison are 33-17 overall while Mississippi State is 36-21 overall. No. 14-seed and regional host Arizona (40-14) will play St. Francis, Pa. (39-17).

The Bison have a 9-16 record in the NCAA Tournament, including winning the Oklahoma Regional in 2009. Here is a look at how the Bison have fared in their previous eight NCAA Tournaments:

2017-At Norman, Okla: 3-2 win over eventual national champion Oklahoma, 2-1 loss to Tulsa, 10-2 loss to Oklahoma.

2016-- At Seattle: 7-2 loss to Minnesota, 5-2 win over Weber State, 7-5 loss to Minnesota.

2015-At Eugene, Oregon: 4-0 win over Fresno State, 4-3 loss to Oregon, 7-0 win over Brigham Young, 6-1 loss to Oregon.

2014-At Minneapolis: 5-2 win over Auburn, 4-1 loss to Minnesota, 1-0 loss to Auburn.

2012-At Tucson, Ariz.: 11-0 loss to Arizona, 9-7 win over Hawaii, 8-4 loss to Notre Dame.

2011-At Tempe, Ariz: 10-0 loss to Arizona State, 5-4 loss to San Deigo.

2010-At Seattle: 3-0 loss to Washington, 5-1 loss to Nebraska.

2009-At Norman, Okla.: 1-0 win over Oklahoma, 3-2 win over Tulsa, 4-1 win over Tulsa. Super Regional at Tempe, Ariz.: 3-0 loss to Arizona State, 11-0 loss to Arizona State.