Oregon pulled off maybe the upset of the tournament in downing Minnesota to finish the year in the VolleyMob Top 10.
Can Kentucky upend Nebraska to get some revenge for the 2017 Regional Final?
Saturday featured 12 matches with the winners earning a ticket to the Sweet 16 next weekend. Eight of the matches ended in sweeps, although two of those provided upsets as No. 9 Creighton and No. 11 USC fell to Washington and San Diego respectively.
It was a history making night for the No. 14 seed Marquette University volleyball team as the Golden Eagles swept Cincinnati (25-19, 25-21, 25-16) to reach the round of 16 in the 2018 NCAA Championship for the first time in program history.
Washington State has a VM Top 20 showdown on their hands with Tennessee for a spot in the Sweet 16.
For a fifth-straight year, the No. 1 seed Creighton Bluejays have won the BIG EAST Volleyball Championship, posting an exciting four-set victory over No. 2 seed Marquette.
Marquette defeated St. John’s 3-1 to advance to its second straight Big East Tournament final, while Creighton swept Villanova to reach its seventh straight conference tournament title match.
Creighton senior Jaali Winters was named BIG EAST Player of the Year for the second major award of her career. St. John’s junior Amanda Sanabia was named Libero of the Year, while teammate Efrosini Alexakou received the Freshman of the Year award.
For the fourth time this season, Marquette’s Allie Barber, has claimed the BIG EAST Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honor. Creighton’s Madelyn Cole received the Defensive Player of the Week award for her first accolade of the season, while St. John’s Efrosini Alexakou earned her third Freshman of the Week award.
Jaali Winters (#5) matched her season-best with 25 kills in just 4 sets on Friday against Big East #2 Marquette.