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Sweet 16 Gamethread: Husker Volleyball vs. Washington.

Time to chop the tree down in Seattle.

David McGee


Note: The game will start on ESPNews or WatchESPN

Notes from the Nebraska SID on this game:

The 14th-seeded Nebraska volleyball team will face No. 3 seed Washington on Friday at 8:30 p.m. (CT) in the Seattle Regional Semifinal at Alaska Airlines Arena. The match will be televised on ESPNU. It is the first time ESPNU has aired a regional semifinal. The rest of the Sweet 16 matches will be streamed at The first match, BYU vs. No. 6 seed Florida State, will begin at 6 p.m. (CT). Nebraska-Washington will begin at either 8:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first match, whichever is later. Friday’s winners will meet in the regional final on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU. The Huskers played Washington in the Seattle Regional in both 2010 and 2008. The teams will now have met every other NCAA Tournament since 2008.

Media Information

ESPNU will broadcast Friday’s Nebraska match and Saturday’s final. Sam Gore and Holly McPeak will be on the broadcast. Streams will also be available at Fans can listen to the action with John Baylor and Peter Netisingha on the 25-station Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and 93.3 FM in Omaha. Fans inside and outside the state will also be able to catch the live audio feed on for free.

Series History

Nebraska and Washington have a storied history together despite playing just five matches. NU leads the series, 3-2, and four of the meetings have been in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 or later. The last two meetings between the teams were in fact regional semifinals. On Dec. 7, 2012, Nebraska swept UW in Omaha before falling in the regional final to Oregon. The Huskers went to Seattle in 2010 and fell 3-1 to the Huskies in the regional semifinal. NU also played in Seattle in 2008, defeating the Huskies in five sets to advance to the NCAA Semifinals. In 2005, the teams met in the National Championship match in San Antonio, with UW posting a 3-0 sweep. The first meeting came before the Cook and McLaughlin eras, as NU swept at the Coliseum in 1993.

Should the Huskers win, they will take on Florida State or BYU. Nebraska is 2-1 all-time against Florida State. The Seminoles won the AVCA Showcase matchup earlier this season on Aug. 29, 3-1, in Lincoln. Nebraska is 7-2 all-time against BYU. The last meeting was in 2010, a 3-1 win for the Big Red.