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Published May 19, 2011, 01:54 PM

Bison prepare for top ranked Sun Devils

Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - The Bison softball team is already in Arizona, in preps for tomorrow's NCAA Tournament opener against top ranked Arizona State.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

This is the 2nd time in three years NDSU will clash with the Sun Devils. Back in 2009 in the NCAA Super Regionals, ASU swept the Bison and while most of the roster is different that experience the coaches say it can be helpful.

Darren Mueller - NDSU Head Coach: “Really there's nothing new to us, in some aspects which is good, for the younger players there is a lot that's new to them so just try to take care of things we can for ourselves.”

Whitney Johnson - NDSU Sophomore Pitcher: “I think it feels a lot different than last year because last year was like holy crap, but now it's like this is real, so I'm excited.”

It's a 7pm first pitch tomorrow night. It's a double elimination tournament.