Five Pac-12 volleyball teams advance in the NCAA Tournament

By the Pac-12 Conference

Friday night's NCAA Tournament action

Stanford Sweeps Jackson State, Faces Western Kentucky in Second Round
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 2 Stanford women's volleyball team opened the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-10 sweep over Jackson State, Friday, in Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal improves to 28-3 overall, while the Lady Tigers end the season with a 24-12 mark.

Seventh-Seeded Bruins Sweep LIU Brooklyn in First Round
LOS ANGELES - Senior Tabi Love had 14 kills and six blocks, senior Rachael Kidder added 12 kills, eight digs, three blocks and two aces, senior Bojana Todorovic posted 14 digs and two aces and junior Mariana Aquino recorded eight blocks, as the seventh-seeded Bruins defeated LIU Brooklyn in three on Friday at the New Pauley Pavilion.

One Down As Huskies Win NCAA Opener
SEATTLE - The Huskies opened up their 11th-consecutive NCAA tournament with an 11th-consecutive first round victory, knocking off Central Arkansas in straight sets tonight in front of 3,588 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena. The 13th-seeded Huskies (24-6) will now face a talented Hawaii (27-2) team in the second round at home tomorrow at 7 p.m., with the winner heading for Regionals in Omaha.

#5 Ducks Cage Bears, 3-0, in NCAA Opener
EUGENE - The #5-seeded University of Oregon volleyball team (26-4) cruised to a 3-0 win over Northern Colorado (24-11). Friday night in its first home NCAA volleyball action since 1986 (and third tourney ever).

USC Advances to NCAA Round of 16 with 3-0 Win Over Saint Mary's
LOS ANGELES - For the fifth time in seven years, the USC women's volleyball team (29-5) has advanced to the NCAA Championship Round of 16. The fourth-ranked and sixth-seeded Women of Troy defeated Saint Mary's College (18-11) in three sets (28-26, 25-16, 25-19) in the second round on Friday, Nov. 30, at Galen Center.

Arizona State Finishes Season With 3-2 Loss To Oklahoma
PROVO, Utah - Arizona State volleyball (20-14) lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 3-2, at the hands of Oklahoma (22-10) on Friday in Smith Fieldhouse. The Sun Devils fell in five sets with scores of 25-20, 19-25, 17-25, 25-19, 13-15.


Thursday night's NCAA Tournament action

Oh, Deer! Trojans Crash Stag Party for NCAA First-Round Victory
LOS ANGELES - Behind the strength of a season-high .518 hitting percentage, the fourth-ranked and sixth-seeded USC women's volleyball team (28-5) dismissed Fairfield University (22-9) in three sets, 25-8, 25-11, 25-10, in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship.

Golden Bears Fall To UNC In NCAA Tournament
AMES, Iowa - The 2012 season came to an end Thursday night for the Cal women's volleyball team. The Bears fell to North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 26-24, 25-23, 18-25, 25-16 at the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University.

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