For the 11th straight year, the Nebraska volleyball team will open the NCAA
Tournament at home, as the Bob Devaney Sports Center was chosen as one of the 16 host sites for the NCAA first and second rounds next weekend.
The Huskers, making their 33rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance, were selected as the No. 14 overall seed in the 64-team field. The Huskers finished the regular season 20-9 and 14-6 in the Big Ten Conference.
Nebraska will open the tournament on Friday, Dec. 5 against Hofstra (28-5). The Pride were crowned tournament champions of the Colonial Athletic Association last weekend. That match will start at either 7 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 4:30 p.m. match, which features the Kansas State Wildcats (22-8) of the Big 12 conference and the Utah Utes (19-12) of the Pac-12 conference.
Friday’s winners will meet in the second round at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Nebraska will be meeting Hofstra for the second time. NU beat Hofstra 3-1 on Sept. 16, 1989. The Huskers are 82-4 all-time against Kansas State and 2-0-1 all-time against Utah.