HUSKERS HOST VB SWEET 16 REGIONAL TONIGHT, TOMORROW

Posted 8 months ago

By John Axtell

NU VB 13 huddleThe eighth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team returns to the Bob Devaney Sports Center host one of four NCAA Regionals this weekend. Joining the Huskers in the Sweet 16 matchups are San Diego, Texas, and American.

Texas and American open things up at 5:00 CT tonight, then it’s Nebraska taking on San Diego. The winners play for the regional crown and a berth in the Final Four tomorrow night at 8:00 CT.

. The Huskers will meet the ninth-seeded San Diego Toreros on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Devaney Center. The winner between Nebraska and San Diego will advance to Saturday’s 8 p.m. (CT) regional final against Texas or American.

The Huskers have been playing some of their best volleyball of late as they have posted four sweeps in the last five matches, including last week’s NCAA tournament matches against Oregon and Fairfield. They had 13 blocks against Oregon and 11 against Fairfield.

Nebraska is in the Sweet 16 for the 29th time, while this is the 17th NCAA tournament appearance San Diego. The Toreros also had two  sweeps last weekend, topping UC Santa Barbara in the first round and Arizona in the second round.

Tonight’s match will be the fifth meeting between Nebraska and San Diego with the Huskers leading the all-time series 4-0. It was a Nebraska sweep when they last met in the 2006  NCAA Regional Semifinals…the Sweet 16…in Gainesville, Fla.