Sunday, December 1, 2013

NCAA | 2013 Volleyball Tournament bracket announced

Washington seeded #3, will host Alabama State on December 6-7

[12.02.13 | 8AM | CORRECTION: Alabama State defeated Alabama A&M in the SWAC Tournament final, and Jackson State in the semifinal]

Quick facts (with more details soon to come):

SEEDING

  • Washington is seeded # 3 in the 64-team tournament.
  • Only the top 16 teams are seeded; all 16 seeds host the first two rounds of the tournament.
  • The top four national seeds:
1. Texas
2. Penn State
3. Washington
4. Missouri


HOSTING

  • Washington will host the first two rounds of the Tournament in Alaska Airlines Arena on December 6 & 7

-photo courtesy Shutter Geeks Photography


FIRST OPPONENT

  • Washington’s first opponent is Alabama State
  • Last week, the Hornets beat Jackson State 3-1 in the Southwest Conference Tournament semifinals, then won a 5-set cliffhanger (18-16 in the final set) over Alabama A&M for the title.
  • ASU is 25-15 overall.
  • Team statistics comparison, with National Rankings (through 11/28):

STAT
UW
RANK
ASU
RANK
Aces/set
1.77
5
1.63
18
Assists/set
13.03
37
10.27
287
Blocks/set
2.83
15
1.82
240
Digs/set
14.34
203
11.10
321
Hitting Pct.
.279
13
.200
176
Kills/set
13.95
37
11.38
273
W/L
26-2
5
25-15
86


OTHER TEAMS IN SEATTLE

  • LSU (18-12) will play Michigan (18-13) for the right to meet the winner of Washington and Alabama State.


REGIONAL

  • The winner of the Seattle subregional advances the following week to the Los Angeles Regional, hosted by USC.
  • The four seeded teams in the Regional are:
(3) Washington
(6) USC
(11) Hawai’i
(14) Kansas


5 comments:

  1. Huskies will do great in southern California, lots of alumni, lots of fans, lots of families, and lots of T Street connections :). No team in this region can stop Washington.

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  2. Jack and Leslie,

    One correction in your Blog entry. Alabama State defeated Alabama A & M (3-2) for the SWAC Championship:

    Box Score

    "For the first time in the program's history, the Alabama State University volleyball program has won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament when they defeated Alabama A&M 3-2 (28-30, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21, 18-16) in today's championship game. With the championship comes the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, also another first in the program's history....."

    http://bamastatesports.com/news/2013/11/24/WVB_1124133028.aspx


    Always enjoy your volleyball reports - ever since meeting you on the UW volleyball tour of China!

    Ralph and Jeanette Teague

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    1. Thanks, Ralph & Jeanette. Correction made and noted.

      That China trip was really special, wasn't it?

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  3. Any idea who the first four out were or the last four in? Do they do that with this tourney? haha

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    1. We should be able to guess at that once the latest NCAA RPI rankings are released ...

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