Iowa upset #5 Wisconsin for the first time since 2009, while Michigan also escaped with a five-set home win, moving past Indiana. #4 Minnesota snapped #3 Nebraska’s 14-match win streak to claim the top spot in the Big Ten standings after Week 3.
Wisconsin rallied for a four-set win over Illinois, beating the Illini at their own game, winning the block 8-5 and denying Ali Bastianelli the career total blocks record for another match.
A lot went down in Big Ten volleyball action Saturday night, as Maryland downed Ohio State in 5 sets, 5th-ranked Nebraska ended 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect start with a 4-set win and Michigan State got back on track with a 4-set win over Rutgers. 7th-ranked Minnesota and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin swept by Indiana and 20th-ranked Purdue, respectively.
3rd-ranked Wisconsin tallied its 3rd win of the Big Ten season with a sweep on the road at 20th-ranked Purdue Saturday night. The Badgers made a season-low .218 attack percentage work, as they held the Boilermakers to a .194 attack percentage in the matchup.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Sydney Hilley dished out a balanced and efficient offense to lead #3 Wisconsin to a sweep of North Texas.
In a year that appears to be wide open at the top, BYU stakes their claim.
#2 Texas and #6 Wisconsin used dominant blocking performances to outlast High Point and cap HotelRed Invitational play Sunday inside UW Fieldhouse. Badgers secure tournament crown.
In its home opener, which attracted a sellout crowd of 7,052 fans to UW Fieldhouse, 6th-ranked Wisconsin dethroned 2nd-ranked Texas in 4 sets. The Badgers are 3-0 against the Longhorns in the last 10 years, and tied the all-time series, 4-4, with the win.
The Big Ten was the superior conference in Minneapolis this weekend as No. 2 Minnesota and No. 4 Wisconsin finished off a 4-0 effort against Florida State and North Carolina with four-set wins.