Volleyball earns No. 9 overall seed in NCAA Tournament
Nov. 28, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The eighth-ranked Texas volleyball team will make its 27th NCAA Tournament appearance this coming weekend when it hosts the first and second rounds of the 2010 NCAA Tournament at Gregory Gym.
Texas (23-5, 18-2 Big 12) earned the No. 9 seed in the tournament and the No. 3 seed in the Austin Regional. The Horns will welcome UCLA, American and UT's first-round opponent, UTSA to Gregory Gym on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4 as the Horns host for the seventh straight season.
UCLA will face American on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and the Longhorns will take on UTSA at 6:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first match. The winners of the two matches will meet on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds can currently be purchased at TexasBoxOffice.com or the Bellmont Hall ticket office. All-session ticket packages are $6 (students), $12 (reserved general admission) and $20 (reserved seating). Individual session tickets will go on sale beginning Friday.
The winner of the Austin Sub-regional will advance to the Austin Regional, where it will face the winner of the Gainesville, Fla. Sub-Regional in the NCAA "Sweet 16." Regional matches will be played Dec. 10-11.
Texas earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, and was one of five teams from the Big 12 Conference to earn an invite. UT finished second in the league and is joined by second-seeded Nebraska, Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma in the 64-team draw.
The Longhorns have won their last 15 matches, including 11-straight on their home floor.
UTSA (22-11, 13-3 Southland) earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning the Southland Conference championship. UCLA (21-8, 11-7 Pacific 10) gained an at-large bid to the tournament after finishing fourth in its conference. American (29-2, 14-0 Patriot League) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning its conference tournament.
In 2009, Texas earned its sixth straight bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the national finals for the first time since 1995.
Texas has been selected to host first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament 21 times and UT is 44-9 all-time in NCAA matches played in Austin. Texas is undefeated in first-round contests at 26-0.
All Session prices are as follows:
Single day tickets won't be available until (First Day of Tournament) at 9 a.m. (Central). These tickets can be purchased either online, by phone or in person.
Tickets will only be available at will call for this event. Tickets can be picked up at Bellmont Hall beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1. They will be at Bellmont until one hour prior to the event start time. At that time, they will be available at will call at Gregory Gymnasium.