Monday, November 28, 2016

Howard University Volleyball To Battle No. 3 Wisconsin In NCAA Tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Champion Howard University volleyball team will face No. 3 Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, the NCAA announced on Sunday.

The Bison will battle Wisconsin (25-4) on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET in UW Field House. Wisconsin will be one of the host sites for the first and second rounds of the tournament. Washington State (21-11) will take on Marquette (23-8) on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in UW Field House. The winners of Thursday's matches will face off for a berth to the NCAA Regional.

Howard enters the postseason with a 26-5 overall record, having finished a perfect 12-0 in MEAC play. The Bison earned an automatic bid into the tournament by defeating Florida A&M, 3-1, for their second straight MEAC Championship.

The Bison are poised to make their third overall and second consecutive appearance in the tournament. Thursday's matchup will be the first-ever meeting between Howard and Wisconsin.

Check back to throughout the week for more information and a preview of Thursday's match.


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