There are just 16 teams left in the NCAA Division I Tournament and in the Lexington Region, there are just four teams left and three matches until the final team is standing in the region.
With 14 tickets to be punched for the Sweet 16, Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament brought five upsets and three matches that went down to the wire.
Kaz Brown dominates for Kentucky in comeback win over Western Kentucky.
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh led the way for WKU with 18 kills, while senior right side Sydney Engle turned in a 11-kill, 13 dig double-double in WKU’s sweep of Notre Dame.
Kentucky comes into the first round of the tournament as the unexpected #4 seed in the tournament while they have an easier than normal first two rounds they will see some struggles later on.
Junior middle blocker McKyla Brooks nearly doubled her season output in kills and blocks per set in Stony Brook’s upset wins over top seeded Albany and No. 2 seed Binghamton en route to the America East Tournament Championship and NCAA berth.
There are only currently six active members of the 1,000 kill/500 block club, but that group is set to grow by at least one during Week 13 action with Michigan State’s Alyssa Garvelink just 10 kills away.
Leah Edmond strung together 20 kills and nine digs in just three sets of action as #7 Kentucky swept Auburn 3-0.
Kentucky’s Madison Lilley has been named this week’s SEC Player and Setter of the week, after guiding the Wildcats to a strong victory over Tennessee.
The Kentucky Wildcats have been a tenacious team to watch lately and their three-set sweep over Tennessee has been no different. The win over the Vols was the 12th straight for the Wildcats and 8-0 in SEC play.