Cal head coach Mike Neu knows his team does not have postseason experience but he believes playing in the Pac-12 will be adequate preparation for his team.
Brandon McIlwain, who has missed most of the season with a broken foot, is the only Cal player with postseason experience, and that came when McIlwain was on the South Carolina roster.
Neu said he is excits for the opportunity to play at Arkansas, which drew more than 11,000 people to each of its last two home games. The Razorbacks lost five of their final seven games.
Cal opens against TCU, which was not expected to get a postseason berth. The Horned Frogs finished the regular season 32-26 and went 11-13 in the Big 12, wining up tied for sixth in the 10-team conference.
You can see the TCU team's excitement below when TCU's name came up on Monday's selection show