Shockers to host NCAA Tournament games for first time

Tuesday, 28 Nov, 2017

The Governors and Bruins will meet in a 10 p.m. (CT), Friday contest at historic Pauley Pavilion. "We've got to continue to build upon what we learned from Saturday's match", McGuyre said. The Bears owns a 30-9 series lead versus Creighton, and have not played since the Bluejays left the MVC following the 2012 season.

"Part of us this whole year has been multiplying the joy".

"It's really exciting. I think it was cool, because at Senior Night it was so exciting, but we had this little inkling like, 'OK, hopefully that wasn't the last one". "Here (Bill) Self comes up with this big idea to play some basketball scrimmage, and here we go".

All matches will be played inside Charles Koch Arena. The team plays along with MVC Player of the Year Lily Johnson, Libero of the Year Emily Butters, with Coach of the Year Melissa Stokes at the helm. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have no teams competing in the competition. "To see our name on the 16 seed was pretty special".

The committee answered that question with a resounding yes. "It's time to move forward", Havili said. For much of the season, the Ducks had been considered a possible host for the first two rounds, but that hope was doused by a late slump that included four consecutive defeats before Oregon beat Oregon State in the regular-season finale Friday.

Baylor drew a crowd of 2.979 for its regular-season finale against No. 2 Texas on Saturday, the fourth-largest crowd in program history.

"It's important for many reasons, but it's just fun", the coach said.

"I knew we were tight for hosting, and we weren't sure what was going to happen, but being No. 11 is an honor", she said. "It seems fitting. We have three starters from (the state of) Texas, and we have been selected to go to Texas. To me, that's what makes special".

The four seeded teams in KU's region include No. 1 Penn State, No. 8 Washington, No. 9 Creighton and No. 16 Wichita State. They haven't faced UNI since 2011, a five-set victory. That's what they wanted to do this year. "We're in the tournament with the top 64 teams in the country, so they are all going to be good teams, but just knowing and believing in ourselves knowing we can go the distance". "Hopefully, we can get Hilton really full". "But, yes, we're excited, and you know, whichever team we face we'll prepare for them and hopefully be ready". They play the Fighting Hawks at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday at 7 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) (23-8) vs. The Blujays earned the conference's title with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Marquette in the league championship.