Huskers Earn #5 Overall Seed in Upcoming NCAA Tournament

Ross Houston
December 4, 2019

Illinois State volleyball will travel to Madison to take on the nation's Number 4 seed Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday. We've played them once and it was in the spring so it wasn't a true game.

South Dakota's volleyball team is headed to the postseason for the second straight season. The Aggies are 26-24 all-time in NCAA tournament matches and will make their 25th tournament appearance, with the program's last victory coming in 2015 over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Tickets for the first and second rounds can be found online at

Earlier Sunday, junior Kylie Deberg, redshirt sophomore Andrea Fuentes and junior Tyanna Omazic were named to the 2019 all-SEC team, tied for the second-most nominations by a single team. All told, Kentucky has hosted the NCAA Tournament 13 times in program history including the opening rounds seven times under Skinner.

MI is 20-10 overall and was 13-7 in the Big Ten Conference, with its last win coming against in, 3-1.

The Hilltoppers' first-round opponent in Diddle Arena on Thursday is Kennesaw State.

The Thursday winners will meet in Friday's second round at 2 p.m. inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

The Cyclones finished the regular season 17-11, 8-8 in Big 12 play.

The Oklahoma Sooners, who the Aggies defeated on September 17 of this season, earn their 12th tournament selection in program history with an at-large bid.

Creighton earned an at-large bid. Samford earned the automatic bid out of the Southern Conference after winning the league's tournament.

Volleyball season ticket holders will receive special access to purchase all-session tickets in advance of the general public on-sale date by logging in to My UK Account and selecting "Packages & Requests".

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