Illinois stunned #8 Washington on the road to reach their second Sweet 16 in three seasons.
Veronica Jones-Perry’s 27 kills fueled a #13 BYU sweep of Oregon as the Cougars head to their sixth straight Sweet 16.
12 kills from Bri Holman leads the Cornhuskers to a sweep of the visiting Cougars.
In first round matches, there were 20 sweeps in the 32 matches, but also three five-setters, which included two history making or ending efforts.
Colorado State and Stanford both advanced to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament in the Palo Alto pod.
#11 Utah outlasted Purdue in four sets to move on to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008.
USC survived a strong UCA team to move onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The 13th seeded BYU takes down American in three sets to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ali Bastianelli took over in the fifth set as Illinois overcame a late surge from Hawaii before #8 Washington swept through LIU Brooklyn.
The fifth-seeded Nebraska Huskers cruised to a three-set sweep over Stony Brook to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.