Round of 16 women’s volleyball national tournament drama

December 09, 2022
We were expecting some big-time Round of 16 drama, and yesterday’s action did not disappoint. While all four No. 1 squads booked quarter-final slots, yesterday saw two Big Ten teams suffer upsets.
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The GIST: We were expecting some big-time Round of 16 drama, and yesterday’s action did not disappoint. While all four No. 1 squads booked quarter-final slots, yesterday saw two Big Ten teams suffer upsets.

  • Despite finishing their regular season on an uncharacteristic four-match losing streak, No. 3 Ohio State bumped No. 2 Minnesota home last night. What turned their win into sweet revenge? They won 3-1…the exact same scoreline that Minnesota beat the Buckeyes by less than two weeks ago.
  • But the most shocking result is that the No. 2 Nebraska Cornhuskers were ousted following No. 3 Oregon’s gritty 3-2 upset win. Nebraska’s season? Officially husked.

What’s next: There’s almost no time to recover before we’re right back in the thick of it: The four quarter-final matches are lined up back-to-back-to-back-to-back tomorrow, beginning with No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 3 Oregon at 4 p.m ET on the Cardinals’ home court.

  • Can the Ducks and the Buckeyes keep the upset train rolling? Or will the top-seeded elites book their tickets to the semis? Only one way to find out — time to cancel your Saturday plans.
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