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.
Florida piled up a rally-scoring era record 23 blocks vs. Ole Miss, while Kentucky swept LSU to remain undefeated in league play. Missouri’s Alyssa Munlyn notched her 600th block in a four-set win over Auburn, while Tennessee outlasted Texas A&M in five sets.
T’ara Ceasar (pictured) and Rachel Ritchie combined for 48 kills as (RV) Georgia escaped Auburn in five sets.
Kentucky and South Carolina remained on top of the SEC standings after sweeps Friday night, while Georgia and Tennessee each registered their second win of the league season.
Lady Vols played their way to back-to-back sweeps Saturday and are off to a 3-0 start to the 2018 campaign, while the Spartans notch a pair of wins to hit the reset button.
The Lady Vols started the Eve Rackham era with its first ranked victory since 2016, toppling Michigan State in four sets.
Senior middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan became the Gators all-time blocking leader as No. 4 Florida notched its 20th win of the season in a road sweep of Tennessee on Sunday.
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.
Match Stats Missouri def. Tennessee 3-0, (25-15, 26-24, 25-16) Mizzou improves to 25-5, 16-2 SEC, Tennessee falls to 17-14, 7-11…
Match Stats Tennessee def. No. 23 Kentucky 3-1, (18-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17) Tennessee improves to 17-13, 7-10 SEC, Kentucky falls…