Huskers Face Pittsburgh in NCAA Volleyball “Final Four”

The 10th-seeded Nebraska volleyball team (25-7) makes its 16th NCAA Semifinal appearance in program history today as they face No. 3 seed Pitt (30-3) at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. First serve is set for 8:30 p.m. CT  The match will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers Radio Network beginning at 8 p.m.

No. 10 Nebraska joins No. 1 Louisville, No. 3 Pitt and No. 4 Wisconsin as the final four teams left standing to contend for a national championship. Louisville and Wisconsin meet in tonight’s first semifinal match at 6 p.m. CT. The winners of each semifinal will advance to Saturday night’s national title match.

• The Huskers are the first double-digit seed to reach an NCAA Semifinal since BYU in 2014. NU looks to become only the second double-digit seed to win the national championship since the NCAA began seeding teams with the 2000 NCAA Tournament. Stanford won the 2004 NCAA title as the No. 11 seed and is the lowest seed to ever win the national championship.
• With Saturday’s Regional Final win over Texas, Nebraska advanced to an NCAA Semifinal for the 16th time in program history and for the fifth time in the past seven years. The Huskers’ 16 semifinal appearances rank second in NCAA history.
• Nebraska is 122-34 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers rank second in NCAA history in postseason wins and winning percentage (.781).

Pitt is 30-3 on the season after defeating Purdue 3-1 in Saturday’s Regional Final in Pittsburgh for the Panthers’ first NCAA Semifinal appearance in program history.

 

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