Nebraska Advances, Creighton Falls in NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Dec. 6, 2021, 11 a.m. ·

Madi Kubik goes up for a spike against Florida State.
Madi Kubik (right) spikes the ball against Florida State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Keonilei Akana (middle) and Lexi Rodriguez (left) look on. (Photo by Scott Bruhn, Nebraska Communications)

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Nebraska moved on in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament this weekend, while Creighton fell short.

Kansas knocked off 14-seeded Creighton on Friday. Nebraska defeated Campbell and Florida State last weekend in Lincoln. Thursday night, the Huskers will face off against the Illinois Fighting Illini, which upset the seven-seed Kentucky to advance.

On Saturday, the winner between Nebraska and Illinois will take on the winner of #2 Texas and #15 Washington, with a bid to the national semifinals on the line. All three of those games will be in Austin, hosted by the University of Texas.

As members of the Big Ten Conference the Huskers and Illini are familiar foes. Nebraska topped Illinois in both of their previous meetings this season.