The Mizzou volleyball program earned the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and was selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament at the Hearnes Center on Dec. 6-7, marking the first time that Mizzou will host those rounds since 2005, when the team advanced to the Elite Eight. Mizzou’s first-round opponent IUPUI. If Mizzou wins, they will face the winner of Central Arkansas and Purdue, who will meet in the first match of the sub-regional.
“It really is an honor to play the first and second rounds here in the Columbia as well,” said head coach Wayne Kreklow. “Our fans have been phenomenal all year long and this is almost like a reward for them as they get to see our team a few more times this season. We drew a tough field here in the opening weekend, so we are going to have to prepare as we did all season long, but I am excited about the opportunity that is ahead of us.”
Mizzou volleyball went 34-0 and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after clinching the school’s first-ever SEC Championship after defeating Mississippi State on Nov. 22 at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou is the first ever SEC team to run the table in the regular season. Times for each match will be released later today.