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    By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    A look at the matchup for the super regional, which starts Friday (coaches' records and years coached are at current schools, through regionals):

    HOUSTON (47-15) at TEXAS (51-14)

    SITE: Disch-Falk Field; Austin, Texas.

    HOW THEY GOT HERE: Houston won Mesa regional: beat New Mexico St. 9-0; beat Arizona St. 8-4; beat Arizona St. 8-3. Texas won Austin regional: beat Central Conn. St. 7-2; beat Baylor 10-8; beat Baylor 2-0.

    COACHES: Houston, Rayner Noble (293-192, eighth year). Texas, Augie Garrido (221-141-1, sixth year).

    TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES (LAST): Houston, 13 (2001). Texas, 45 (2001).

    PLAYERS TO WATCH: Houston: SS-RHP Jesse Crain (.317, 11, 47/ 4-0, nine saves, 0 ER in 34 innings), RHP Brad Sullivan (11-1, 1.93, 151 Ks), LHP Keith Whatley (8-3, 2.96), LHP Danny Zell (8-1, 2.09), 1B Brett Cooley (.338, 18, 54), C Chris Snyder (.347, 15, 70), OF Michael Bourn (.326, 32 SBs). Texas: LHP Justin Simmons (14-1, 2.42), RHP Alan Bomer (9-3, 3.84), RHP Huston Street (4-1, 10 saves, 0.92), 1B Jeff Ontiveros (.302, 16, 51), DH J.D. Reininger (.346, 12, 47), OF Dustin Majewski (.402, 9, 44), 2B Tim Moss (.383, 39 SBs).


     

     

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