Lady Vols volleyball to face Michigan in first round of NCAA tournament

Tennessee's four seniors in volleyball, from left, DeeDee Harrison, Kayla Jeter, Jasmine Brown, and Leslie Cikra pose for a photo. The four will play their last regular season home game today at Thompson-Boling Arena. (University of Tennessee)

Photo by University of Tennessee

Tennessee's four seniors in volleyball, from left, DeeDee Harrison, Kayla Jeter, Jasmine Brown, and Leslie Cikra pose for a photo. The four will play their last regular season home game today at Thompson-Boling Arena. (University of Tennessee)

The NCAA announced Sunday that the Tennessee Lady Vols volleyball team will face Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday at 5 p.m. in Louisville, Ky. If Tennessee wins it will face the winner of No. 10 Louisville-Belmont on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a game that will also be played in Louisville.

Unlike last season, UT was not picked as a host site for the first two rounds. The Lady Vols are in the Berkeley, Calif., regional. No. 2 Stanford is the top-ranked team in the regional.

Tennessee (22-7) was selected to the tournament for a school-record fifth year in a row. They last faced Michigan in 2009, a 3-1 loss. Last season, the Lady Vols reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, beating Duke before falling 3-2 to Ohio State in Knoxville.

Michigan went 23-11 this season and was 6-0 in neutral sites and 12-2 in non-conference games.

© 2012 govolsxtra.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 1

SummittsCourt writes:

Congrats! Go get 'em Lady Vols!

Want to participate in the conversation? Become a subscriber today. Subscribers can read and comment on any story, anytime. Non-subscribers will only be able to view comments on select stories.

Features