UK, UofL, WKU volleyball moving on to NCAA tournament

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The Cardinals have won 12 first round matches in their 25 years in NCAA play with four Sweet Sixteen appearances and an overall mark of 16-25 including one stretch of 16 straight appearances from 1998-2013.

Wichita State will host the first- and second-rounds of the NCAA Tournament starting Friday at Koch Arena.

Kentucky's opening round opponent is East Tennessee State who earned the Southern Conference's automatic bid after winning the league's tournament behind a sweep of Wofford.

The Purple & White (24-7) rode a 19-match winning streak from the middle of September on into November before falling in the Big South Championship match against Radford on Nov. 19.

BOWLING GREEN - The Bowling Green State University volleyball team has been selected to play in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.

After Saturday's four set loss to Texas, redshirt senior Katie Staiger, who has 1,698 career kills said she, as well as the other seniors, were hoping they'd get another shot to play in front of a home crowd. Winners of the Friday matches will play on Saturday at 7 p.m.

BYU tied with San Diego for the West Coast Conference title since both teams posted 15-1 records and split the regular-season series.

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As a result, Wall sat out against the Toronto Raptors but returned against the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets . Wall is averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 34.4 minutes per game for Washington this season.

"I think some of us have played (in Lexington) and we know what it's like to win there", Foecke said, "so hopefully we can go there and do the same thing".

The Rams have competed in the NCAA Tournament every season since 1995, and 28 times overall. UNI has advanced to at least the second round 11 times.

Also in the NCAA Tournament from the Missouri Valley Conference is UNI. This is the team's 20th overall appearance in the tournament and seventh straight at-large bid.

Creighton is 1-0 all-time against Coastal Carolina, defeating the Chanticleers in the First Round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C.

With the No. 1 overall seed, Penn State will host the regional on December 8 and 9 as well.

The tournament's semifinals and finals will be held December 14 and 16 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Creighton earned the No. 9 national seed, the second time in program history it has been seeded.