Howard To Battle No. 3 Wisconsin In NCAA Tournament

Courtesy: Courtesy of Howard Sports Information
          Release: 11/27/2016
Files available Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: Courtesy of Howard Sports Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Champion Howard University volleyball team will face No. 3 Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, the NCAA announced on Sunday.

The Bison will battle Wisconsin (25-4) on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET in UW Field House. Wisconsin will be one of the host sites for the first and second rounds of the tournament. Washington State (21-11) will take on Marquette (23-8) on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in UW Field House. The winners of Thursday’s matches will face off for a berth to the NCAA Regional.

Howard enters the postseason with a 26-5 overall record, having finished a perfect 12-0 in MEAC play. The Bison earned an automatic bid into the tournament by defeating Florida A&M, 3-1, for their second straight MEAC Championship.

The Bison are poised to make their third overall and second consecutive appearance in the tournament. Thursday’s matchup will be the first-ever meeting between Howard and Wisconsin.

MORE FROM MEAC Volleyball

MEAC VIDEO

Official Live & On-Demand Audio and Video
Watch MEAC Video
2016 MEAC Volleyball Tournament Championship
Nov 29, 2016
Volleyball
2016 MEAC Volleyball Tournament Championship
2015 MEAC Volleyball Championship Highlights
Nov 24, 2015
Volleyball
2015 MEAC Volleyball Championship Highlights
2011 MEAC Volleyball Championship Match
Nov 21, 2011
Volleyball
2011 MEAC Volleyball Championship Match
Bethune-Cookman vs Florida A&M VB Highlights
Nov 16, 2010
Volleyball
Bethune-Cookman vs Florida A&M VB Highlights