Oregon Ducks (3) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (2) to face each other in the Regional Semifinal of Division I Women’s Volleyball Louisville (Kentucky) of the NCAA Tournament. After two thrilling rounds, the 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball Championship continues, with all four of the #1 seeds (Louisville, Texas, Wisconsin, and Stanford) still in the tournament. In the round of Sweet 16, the No. 3 seed in the Louisville Regional, Oregon, will play the regional semi-final against Nebraska Cornhuskers (2) on Thursday with 15-match winning streak under their belt (since an October 14 loss at USC).
Viewing Information of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Sweet 16:
Date: Thursday 08, December 2022
Start time: 11 a.m. ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TV Channel: ESPN U
Live Streams: Watch Here
Both sides have met each other eight times in total, including three fixtures in the NCAA Tournament, with huskers leading all-time with 6-2. Both teams will face each other after they last played against each other in an NCAA Regional Final in 2018 in Minneapolis.
It is worth mentioning that under head coach Matt Ulmer, Oregon is 1-2 against Nebraska, including the first-ever victory, 3-1, at the start of the 2017 season in Gainesville, Florida.
Oregon Ducks vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview & Team News
Oregon progressed to the regional semi-final after beating Arkansas in four sets with a .299 hitting percentage and completed a 14-0 home season in progress. They rebounded from hitting .000 (11-11-35) after losing first-set to beat Arkansas in front of more than 3,000 fans present inside the Matthew Knight Arena, with UO rallied to hit .270 in the match. Brooke Nuneviller led all players with 19 kills in her final home match, and the Ducks registered 15.0 total team blocks.
With a .298 hitting percentage, they currently rank fourth in the NCAA and lead the Pac-12. They have hit .300 or higher in their 18 of 30 matches this season (the .351 mark is the fifth-best mark in history for an NCAA Tournament match) which includes their eight .400 or more. However, their defense ranks 149th nationally at .202.
With their brilliant winning streak, the Ducks are one of six teams with a winning streak of 10 or more matches that have entered the second weekend. Moreover, with their win over Arkansas, Oregon tied the winning streak of 15-match in the 1980 squad. Furthermore, this streak is the fourth-longest in the country behind San Diego’s 26-match and Stanford and Wisconsin’s 20-match record.
Oregon has five all-region selections in the team’s postseason awards collection. Mimi Colyer became the second UO player to win the AVCA Pacific North Freshman of the year award, with Brooke Nuneviller being the first selected in 2018. Moreover, Gloria Mutiri and Georgia Murphy were also recognized by the regional head coaches.
Talking about the AVCA Pacific North Freshman of the year award winner, she is having the season of her life. After 15 kills against Arkansas, her season tally reached 490 kills, 10th on Oregon’s all-time in a single-season list. Moreover, on the single-season list, she and Brooke Nuneviller (474 kills) currently sit at fifth and sixth position, with the former being second among all the NCAA freshmen.
On the other hand, Nebraska progressed to the NCAA Regional for the 38th time (most in NCAA history) and for the 28th time in the past 29 seasons and will be looking forward to advancing to their fifth semifinals in 7 years. They have progressed to 11 consecutive NCAA Regional, the second-longest active streak in the country behind Texas (17).
They hold a nation-leading streak of 10 straight NCAA Regional Final appearances and have won five national championships (1995, 2000, 2006, 2015, 2017). Moreover, they rank second in NCAA history in postseason wins (125-35) and winning percentage (.781).
They lead the nation with hitting .246 as a team and holding opponents to .123 hitting. Furthermore, they rank sixth at 2.76 blocks per set.
How to watch Oregon vs Nebraska Women’s Volleyball – Round of Sweet 16 Live Online?
If you are a fan of NCAA Women’s Volleyball and Oregon or Nebraska is one of your favorite teams, Then you must not want to miss any single moment of the game in the round of Sweet 16. Luckily there’s an option to watch the game live streaming online if you can’t watch it live on TV.
Since the Game will be televised on ESPN U, so you can watch the Oregon Ducks vs Nebraska Cornhuskers live stream online on the ESPN app or ESPN +. But the only drawback is Both services require Cable or Provider authentication to watch live online.
If you don’t have cable, you still can watch the game live on an OTT platform where ESPN U is bundled with a package, Though most OTTs in the United States offer ESPN U in their list, the fuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV, and Sling is the most recommended.
The OTTs mentioned above, are only available in the United States, If you are outside of the United States, You can watch the game live and on-demand on OolaTV.
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Oregon vs Nebraska Date, Start time, and Venue
The regional semi-final between two top sides is set to kick off at 11:00 am ET at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky, with the live streaming nationally on the ESPNU channel, website, and the ESPN app as well. KFC Yum! Center.
Ducks vs Cornhuskers TV Channel
The regional semifinal of Division I Women’s Volleyball Louisville (Kentucky) between Oregon Ducks and Nebraska Cornhuskers will be televised on ESPN U.
Record heading to the Regional Semifinal (Sweet 16)
Oregon Ducks (25-5-0) headed to the regional semifinal of NCAA Women’s Volleyball by defeating Arkansas in their last game with a score of 3-1.
On the Other Hand, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (26-5-0) headed to the sweet 16 round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament with a win against Kansas scored 3-1.