Nebraska and Creighton will both serve as hosts of the opening round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Big Ten champion Huskers are the seeded fifth and will open Friday afternoon by hosting America East champion Stony Brook. Florida State and Washington State collide in the other first round contest. Nebraska finished 19-1 to claim a second straight league title.
That’s Nebraska coach John Cook who credits the seniors for making something special out of what could have been a rebuilding year.
Creighton is seeded ninth and will open at home on Friday against Costal Carolina. It is the first time the Jays and coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth have served as host.
Michigan State and Missouri State meet in the other first round contest in Omaha and Bernthal Booth hopes the home court is an advantage.
Creighton is coming off its fourth-straight Big East title and will be making its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, all in the last eight years.