***2023 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Thread***

Buster28

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Seven Big 12 teams made it in, but they skipped over Kansas State (10-8) and chose TCU (8-10) instead. TCU had a better RPI by about ten spots in last weekends rankings (NCAA site hasn't updated to reflect the final week of the regular season yet).
 
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Thursday, Nov. 30 - Round 1​


MatchTime (ET)TV/Stream
(7) Auburn vs. Western Michigan4 p.m.ESPN+
(6) Marquette vs. Eastern Illinois4:30 p.m.ESPN+
(7) James Madison vs. Baylor4:30 p.m.ESPN+
(5) Georgia Tech vs. South Alabama4:30 p.m.ESPN+
(7) SMU vs. Texas State5 p.m.ESPN+
(5) Penn State vs. Yale5:30 p.m.ESPN+
(8) Northern Iowa vs. Miami (Fla.)6 p.m.ESPN+
(7) Iowa State vs. Hawaii7 p.m.Big 12 Network, ESPN+
(2) Louisville vs. Wright State7 p.m.ESPN+
(2) Texas vs. Texas A&M7 p.m.Longhorn Network, ESPN+
(3) Purdue vs. Fairfield7 p.m.ESPN+
(4) Florida vs. FGCU7 p.m.ESPN+
(2) Kentucky vs. Wofford7:30 p.m.ESPN+
(4) Kansas vs. Omaha8 p.m.Big 12 Network, ESPN+
(1) Wisconsin vs. Jackson State8:30 p.m.ESPN+
(2) Oregon vs. Southeastern Louisiana10 p.m.ESPN+

Friday, Dec. 1 - Round 1​


MatchTime (ET)TV/Stream
(8) USC vs. UMBC4 p.m.ESPN+
(6) Western Kentucky vs. Coastal Carolina4:30 p.m.ESPN+
(6) Utah State vs. Minnesota5 p.m.ESPN+
(6) Florida State vs. TCU5:30 p.m.ESPN+
(8) Missouri vs. Delaware5:30 p.m.ESPN+
(3) Tennessee vs. High Point6:30 p.m.ESPN+
(5) Arizona State vs. Georgia6:30 p.m.ESPN+
(1) Pittsburgh vs. Coppin State7 p.m.ESPN+
(5) Dayton vs. Pepperdine7 p.m.ESPN+
(3) Creighton vs. Colgate7:30 p.m.ESPN+
(8) Houston vs. UC Santa Barbara7:30 p.m.Big 12 Network, ESPN+
(1) Nebraska vs. Long Island8 p.m.ESPN+
(3) Arkansas vs. Stephen F. Austin8 p.m.ESPN+
(4) BYU vs. Weber State9 p.m.Big 12 Network, ESPN+
(1) Stanford vs. Fresno State10 p.m.ESPN+
(4) Washington State vs. Grand Canyon10 p.m.ESPN+
 

cykadelic2

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Seven Big 12 teams made it in, but they skipped over Kansas State (10-8) and chose TCU (8-10) instead. TCU had a better RPI by about ten spots in last weekends rankings (NCAA site hasn't updated to reflect the final week of the regular season yet).
After KSU swept Texas, I figured KSU was in for sure. They got screwed IMO.
 

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After KSU swept Texas, I figured KSU was in for sure. They got screwed IMO.
I have to agree ~ comparing TCU and KSU, the ONLY difference is that TCU beat more schools (and played more schools) outside of the conference that made the tournament... but not by a lot. And if going by RPI alone, Drake would have made it before Kansas State. Kinda bummed for Kansas State and Drake.
Side note: Drake won last night in the first round of the NIVC tournament! I was really surprised that there weren't any Big 12 schools that are playing in that tournament.
Another side note: Coach Reed Sunahara resigned from West Virginia, which is not really a surprise.
 

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Doubt we see Lily or Brooke tonight. Tough first round match-up too with a storied program. Great opportunity for the squad!

We’ve never played Hawaii in volleyball, but I remember the match against Oregon a ‘few’ years ago
 

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So true:

“To go somewhere new is fun,” Johnson-Lynch said. “We used to go to Minnesota or Wisconsin. It was kind of the same old thing. Last year we went to Florida. This year we go to Oregon, and most of us have never been there, so I think they’re super excited to go on a new adventure.”
 
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I normally don't care too much to say anything about announcers but these guys are pretty bad. Especially the color commentator. They basically just repeat what happened. No insight.

Ok, old man rant over.
 
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I normally don't care too much to say anything about announcers but these guys are pretty bad. Especially the color commentator. They basically just repeat what happened. No insight.

Ok, old man rant over.
More than the announcers, I hate Oregon's ugly-a** BB court more in v-ball than in basketball because sometimes there are "trees" where the ball hits the floor and I find it distracting. Good bounce-back by ISU to take the lead after the TO.
 

I-stateTheTruth

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I normally don't care too much to say anything about announcers but these guys are pretty bad. Especially the color commentator. They basically just repeat what happened. No insight.

Ok, old man rant over.
You're right about that analyst. Just a 2nd play-by-play announcer.
 

I-stateTheTruth

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10-5 ISU in set 2. The game is on ESPN+ BTW. Easy to find.

Maya Duckworth is awesome. She's several inches shorter than the other hitters and she's killin' it. Plus she has, what, 4 aces alredy
 

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