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Volleyball Set to Face Delaware in First Round of NCAA Lincoln Regional

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Volleyball team (17-12) received an at-large bid into the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, the NCAA Committee announced Sunday. 

The Tigers who earned the eight seed will face Delaware (24-4) Friday, Dec. 1 in the First Round of the NCAA Lincoln Regional. First serve is set for 4:30 p.m., CT, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

No. 1 overall seed Nebraska will also face Long Island University (13-18) on Friday, at 7 p.m., CT. Friday’s winners will meet in the Second Round on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., CT.

Tickets for the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Lincoln Regional are currently on sale online.

Missouri will make its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and first appearance since 2020.

In the Tigers last postseason appearance, Mizzou advanced to the NCAA Second Round after a 3-0 sweep of South Dakota. Missouri then fell to Ohio State in the Second Round of the Tournament held in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Missouri is 1-0 all-time against Delaware with the Tigers prevailing 3-0 on Sept. 17, 2016 in Newark, Delaware. 

Mizzou is 17-17 all-time at the NCAA Volleyball Championships.

2023 First and Second Round matches will be played Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at 16 campus sites. Teams winning both matches will continue to regional play Dec. 7 and 9. Regionals for the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship will be held at four non-predetermined campus sites, which will be announced on Dec. 4. At each site, four teams will compete in single-elimination regional semifinal competition. 

The regional winners will advance to the national semifinals and championship final hosted by the University of South Florida, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission Dec. 14 and 17 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The national semifinal matches will broadcast on ESPN, and the championship match will broadcast on ABC.


This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics