Huskers Volleyball Will Take on Fighting Illini Tonight

Huskers Volleyball Will Take on Fighting Illini Tonight
World-Herald News Service

The sixth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team will make its program-record fourth straight trip to the NCAA Semifinals when they take on No. 3 Illinois on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The match will be broadcast on Big Dog 98.9 FM and 1340 AM with the Husker Sports Network coverage beginning at 7:30pm.

No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 BYU will play in the first semifinal at 6 p.m.

Nebraska improved to 28-6 overall and won its 12th straight match last Saturday against No. 14 Oregon in the Minneapolis Regional Final. The Huskers have swept seven straight matches dating back to Nov. 17.

No. 3 Illinois enters the match with a 32-3 overall record and finished second in the Big Ten with a 17-3 conference record. The Fighting Illini have won 17 straight matches, including seven wins against top-15 opponents in that stretch.

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