Illini stun No. 1 Cal, face Alabama in NCAA final


MILTON, Ga. – It’s not the dream matchup we all expected, but on Sunday morning No. 2 Alabama will square off against No. 26 Illinois for the NCAA men’s Championship.

The Illini stunned top-ranked Cal, 3-2, in the semifinals to end the Golden Bears’ dream season.

The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, defeated host school Georgia Tech, 3-0-2, in the other semifinal. Alabama lost to Texas on the last hole of last year’s NCAA final.

The tee times for Sunday’s final at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course were moved up two hours because of the threat of inclement weather in the afternoon.

Here are the pairings:

Alabama vs. Illinois

8 a.m.: Bobby Wyatt vs. Thomas Detry

8:10: Trey Mullinax vs. Charlie Danielson

8:20: Justin Thomas vs. Thomas Pieters

8:30: Scott Strohmeyer vs. Brian Campbell

8:40: Cory Whitsett vs. Alex Burge