Nebraska women’s volleyball is in the national championship of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament against Florida on Saturday, December 16. Find match time, TV channel and watch online information below.
Nebraska beat Penn State to get to the championship round.
Nebraska-Florida volleyball NCAA Tournament: Time, match details
Nebraska and Florida play at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Time: 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The Nebraska-Florida volleyball match is set for 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 16. The match is being played in Kansas City, Mo.
Update: Match is now set for 9:20 p.m. ET/8:20 p.m. CT/
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How can I watch the Nebraska-Florida volleyball match on TV and online?
The Nebraska-Florida match will be broadcast on ESPN2. It can also be streamed online on ESPN3 through WatchESPN.
How can I listen to the Nebraska-Florida volleyball game on the radio?
Nebraska and Florida can be heard on the Husker Sports Network radio affiliates, including 107.3 FM and 1400 KLIN in Lincoln and AM 590 in Omaha. Online radio will be available at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App.
John Baylor and Lauren Cook will have the call.
Nebraska-Florida volleyball: NCAA Tournament preview
The fifth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team faces the No. 2 seed Florida in the NCAA Championship on Saturday night.
Nebraska owns a 31-4 overall record, winning 30-plus matches for the 23rd time in school history and the 11th time during coach John Cook’s tenure. The Huskers are only one of nine teams nationally with 30 wins in 2017.
This is also Nebraska’s eighth trip to the NCAA Finals, having gone 4-3 in its previous matchups. That includes a 3-1 record in the championship matches under Cook.
The Gators have a 30-1 overall record this season. Florida’s only loss was against Kentucky. The Gators are also looking for their first NCAA title on Saturday. This is only their second NCAA Finals appearance in program history. If Florida wins, it would be the first time an SEC team has won the NCAA volleyball title.
Nebraska is 8-3 all time against Florida. One of those losses actually came earlier in the season when the Gators defeated Nebraska 3-2 in Gainesville during the second match of the season for both teams. The Huskers were without Big Ten Setter of the Year and first-team All-American Kelly Hunter, who has been a difference-maker all season for Nebraska
Hunter is putting up 10.78 assists per set and 2.76 digs per set. She is also the only NCAA Division I setter who has set her team to both a national and conference championship twice. Hunter ranks second in school history with 4,088 career assists.
Hunter is assisted by Mikaela Foecke, who leads the Huskers with 3.48 kills per set and adds 2.32 digs per set; Annika Albrecht, who averages 3.06 kills per set and 2.74 digs per set; and Holman, who averages 2.43 kills and 1.15 blocks per set with a team-best .357 hitting percentage.
The Gators have three All-Americans — first-team selection Rhamat Alhassan, second-team honorees Shainah Joseph and Carli Snyder, and third-team pick Rachael Kramer. Alhassan was also named the 2017 SEC Player of the Year and averaged 2.72 kills per set on .405 hitting. She also adds 1.70 blocks per set.
The Huskers hope to get just as much support from fans at the Sprint Center and back home at Pinnacle Bank Arena. After the conclusion of Nebraska basketball’s matchup with Kansas, the Huskers will stream the match between Nebraska volleyball and Florida on the big screens for fans to watch and cheer along.