The Creighton University Volleyball team will play Marquette on Friday at 4:30 pm in Minneapolis, Minn., to open the NCAA Tournament, as brackets were unveiled today.
Also in the four-team bracket are Liberty and Minnesota, who will meet at 6:30 pm on Friday. Saturday’s second-round match-up is set for a 6 pm start.
Creighton has had its best season in program history with a 28-3 record, winning the program’s first MVC regular-season and MVC Tournament titles. The Bluejays have won a school-record 16 straight matches and enter the NCAA Tournament with a No. 21 national ranking, the program’s best mark ever.
The Nebraska volleyball team will spend the opening weekend of the postseason at home for the ninth straight season as the NU Coliseum was chosen as one of 16 sites for the NCAA first and second-round play next weekend. The Huskers will be making their 31st NCAA Tournament appearance and they will go in as the No. 4 overall seed among the 64 teams.
Play will start on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. when the Kansas State Wildcats (21-8) of the Big 12 Conference will take on the Northern Iowa Panthers (24-9) of the Missouri Valley Conference. Nebraska (23-6) will then take the court during Thursday’s second match and will face the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (28-5), who recently won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title. The Huskers’ match will start at 7 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first match.
The second round will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., as Thursday’s winners will compete for the right to move on to the Omaha Regional the following weekend. The winner out of Lincoln will take on either Washington, Central Arkansas, Santa Clara or Hawaii, who will be playing in Seattle, Wash.