The first four matches of the Chooks-2-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix have concluded with some tough matches unfolding early.
Of the five remaining unseeded teams, Michigan State has the best opportunity to reach a Final Four.
Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.
Stanford leads the NCAA Tournament field in hitting percentage, blocks per set and opponent hitting percentage after the sub-regional round.
MATCH STATS Michigan State def. No. 9 Creighton 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16) Michigan State moves to 23-8; Creighton ends…
Brooke Kranda and Alyssa Garvelink turned in 12 kills apiece for Michigan State, while Marysa Wilkinson and Jaali Winters notched double-digit efforts for Creighton as both advanced to the NCAA Second Round in Omaha.
#11 Michigan State finished their regular season with a four-set victory over Indiana on the Hoosiers’ Senior Night in Bloomington, Indiana.
Michigan State is on the road for the final week of the regular season, heading to Indiana to take on both Purdue and the Hoosiers.
With #11 Michigan State’s sweep of Northwestern on Saturday, Spartans’ head coach Cathy George became the winningest coach in program history.
Michigan State has its final two-game home weekend of the season with visits from Illinois and Northwestern on tap.