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Post by notjuanjones on Nov 28, 2016 11:39:10 GMT -5
AU's Patriot League champions will play 18th-ranked Michigan in Ann Arbor on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of that match will play the winner of the other match in our pod, between Oregon and Miami (Ohio). AU has actually played Michigan (22-10) this season, losing in straight sets in the first round of the Panther Invitational at the University of Pittsburgh in September. Michigan is the 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament, having finished sixth this season in the Big 10, generally considered the top volleyball conference in the country--there are eight Big 10 teams in the 64-team field. The Wolverines had wins this season over Big 10 NCAA teams Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State, with losses to top-seeded Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue.
The match, I believe, will be available via the WatchESPN app.
Go Eagles! Congrats on making yet another NCAA Tournament.