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2023 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Bracket Is Out

Cornhuskers earn the overall #1 seed, three Nebraska schools make the cut for the first time in history

Scott Bruhn

Nebraska volleyball is the overall #1 seed for the 2023 NCAA tournament. They will host the first weekend of the tournament December 1st and 2nd. Three other teams join Nebraska in Devaney for this opening weekend.

Nebraska plays Long Island University (13-18) out of the Northeast Conference (NEC) in the opening round. With a win, the Huskers play the winner of Delaware versus Missouri. Mizzou, our likely round 2 opponent, is a #6 seed,

Kentucky is the #2 seed in this corner of the bracket. The Wildcats are on a 16 match winning streak and haven’t lost a match since September 24th. This loss was to Tennessee, a three seed in the Stanford corner. Nebraska beat Kentucky early in the season in four sets.

The other #1 seeds in the three other corners of the bracket are Stanford, Wisconsin and Pitt. Wisconsin is in the top right corner so the first time Nebraska can meet the Badgers is in the finals. If seeds hold, then Nebraska will meet Pitt in the semi finals.

There are a total of five Big Ten teams in the tournament: Nebraska, Wisconsin, Purdue, Penn State and Minnesota.

Number of Team by Conference
SEC -8
Big 12 - 7
ACC - 5
Big Ten - 5
PAC 12 - 5

Creighton is a three seed in Pitt’s corner of the bracket. The Bluejays play Colgate, out of the Patriot League, in the first round. A win in this round moves Creighton forward to play the winner of Minnesota versus Utah State. Creighton is on a 15 match winning streak and has looked excellent ever since the return of Norah Sis to the line up after she recovered from an injury.

Omaha is playing in the tournament for the first time in program history. They are unseeded in the Wisconsin corner of the bracket. The Mavericks play the fourth seeded Kansas Jayhawks in the opening round.

Coverage of the first two rounds is on ESPN+. Following here on as we cover the Nebraska teams in depth and report on the whole tournament. Here we go!