Texas State set to host first, second rounds of NIVC tournament


Kansas was on track to be one of the 16 schools to serve as host, but faded at the end of the season. "So for us, it was a goal met. Hopefully, we can get Hilton really full". We just have to play hard and play with heart. "I was heartbroken for them when we lost in the conference finals because they are deserving of continuing their season".

"They'll know a little bit about us". United Kingdom last hosted the first and second rounds in Lexington in 2015.

The victor of Wednesday's match moves on to face the victor of Stephen F. Austin (26-7, Southland) and Ole Miss (16-14, SEC), which face off at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday.

The first round match is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. (ET) in Omaha, Neb.

"We are very excited". That's what they wanted to do this year. "I think it'll be fun". "I think we are a little disappointed with the way we finished up the regular season, but what I am seeing from our team now is a focus".

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Everybody works to have a chance so it's as simple as that". "It was a battle because Brighton were very good", Mourinho said. That's a team that excites more.

Senior outside hitter Carly Trueman was surprised the Utes earned a No. 11 seed. "And to be able to do something that's never happened at Baylor before with our friends, families, everybody's here", McGuyre said. The Nittany Lions defeated the Gophers in the teams' final match of the regular season.

The University of Utah Volleyball team celebrates a point in a set of matches vs. "UNI has had some huge wins this year", said Busboom Kelly. This year's Boilermaker squad has already achieved something no other Purdue team in program history can claim as they enter the tournament with four victories over top-10 opponents. They'll have to take this tournament one game at a time if they want to make a deep run. The current seniors are the only Tigers who have played in the postseason before. "But we're excited to host". Additionally, team pairings were determined by geographic proximity, with the exception that teams from the same conference were not paired during the first- and second-rounds.

"Last year doesn't dictate what we do this year, but we kind of kept it in the back of our minds", Anae said. "And now the time is here, so we're going to take it one day at a time, one practice, and focus on getting better".

"It was insane", senior outside hitter Kelsie Payne said.

Mizzou coach Wayne Kreklow called the Jayhawks a "really, really hard first round matchup", one that he thinks is a bit unfair for both teams.