Volleyball To Face Wisconsin In NCAA Semifinal

Dec. 11, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- USC swept Penn State to win the Pacific Regional on Friday (Dec. 9) and advance to the national semifinals, while Hawai'i downed UC Santa Barbara, 3-1, to win the West Regional and advance. Nebraska defeated Arizona in three games to win the Central Regional, and Wisconsin survived a five-game thriller against UCLA in the Mideast Regional on Saturday (Dec. 9) night to round out the national semifinals of the 2000 Division I Championship. The four teams will meet in Richmond, Va., for the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship.

The second-ranked USC women's volleyball team (29-2, 16-2 Pac-10) advances to the Final Four for the first time since 1985, and will look to contend for its fifth national championship and second NCAA title. Receiving its 10th consecutive bid (18th overall) to the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, the Trojans defeated 10th-ranked Florida, 3-0, and defending national champion Penn State, 3-0, in the Pacific Regional to earn a trip to the semifinals.

As the No. 2 seed overall, USC will face fourth-seeded Wisconsin (32-3) on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Richmond (Va.) Coliseum. The 8:30 p.m. match will be taped delayed on ESPN2, airing on Friday (Dec. 15) at 1 p.m. EST. In the first semifinal match of the tournament, top-seeded Nebraska (32-0) will face third-seeded Hawai'i (31-1) on Thursday at 6 p.m. The two winners advance to the championship finals on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m. EST. The championship match will be televised live on ESPN2.

Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 14 - NCAA Semifinal
Nebraska vs. Hawai'i at 6 p.m. EST
USC vs. Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m. EST
Listen to the match LIVE on usctrojans.com

Friday, Dec. 15
Semifinal Match Tape Delayed Broadacst
1 p.m. EST on ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 16 - NCAA Championship
Winners of Semifinal Matches at 3:30 p.m. EST
Watch it LIVE on ESPN2
Listen to the match LIVE on usctrojans.com

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