Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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Coyotes to host first two rounds of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship

Coyotes to host first two rounds of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship

The Huskers would only have an opportunity to host an NCAA regional if they advance past the opening two rounds and Wisconsin gets upset in the first or second round.

For the seventh-straight season and for the 23rd time in program history, the Wisconsin volleyball team earned a bid to the NCAA tournament. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday at 2 p.m. for all-session tickets and Wednesday at 9 a.m. for single-session tickets.

The tournament game at the Smith Fieldhouse begins on Friday, December 6 with BYU pairing against the State of New Mexico (27-3) at 7 p.m. MT after a game between Utah and IL (16-13) in the other Provo first round match at 4 p.m. MOUNTAIN.

The Noles and Knights will play each other in Gainesville on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., as No. 10 Florida (25-4) will host Alabama State (17-21) later in the evening at 7:00 p.m. First serve Friday in Madison is 7 p.m. Streaming and broadcast information will be announced later this week.

"You're just always honored to get the chance to host an NCAA Tournament", UK head coach Craig Skinner said, according to a news release by the school. The Norse won the Horizon League Tournament championship for the first time, defeating Milwaukee 3-0.

9 overall seed and will open play in Memorial Coliseum on Friday night against Southeast Missouri.

Central Michigan's volleyball team has earned a berth in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. Missouri was Nebraska's NCAA second-round opponent at the Devaney Center past year.

UNI also received a bid and will face Missouri in the first round at Lincoln, Nebraska.

UW was seeded sixth in 2018 hosting first and second-round matches. Nebraska is 113-32 (.779) in 37 previous NCAA Tournament appearances.

In addition to hosting the first two rounds at the Petersen Events Center, PPG Paints Arena will also house the Final Four beginning on December 19.

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