Times Staff Report
November 27, 2012
LEXINGTON - The Kentucky volleyball team earned its eighth-consecutive bid into the NCAA Tournament and claimed the No. 16 national seed it was announced on Sunday afternoon. Kentucky is slated to host the First and Second Rounds of the tournament in Memorial Coliseum on Friday and Saturday.
The Wildcats will host East Tennessee State at 7:30 p.m. with Ohio State and Notre Dame meeting at 5 p.m. prior to UK taking the floor on Friday. The second round matchup is slated for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday for a spot in the West Lafayette Regional, Dec. 7-8.
Kentucky head coach Skinner has directed the Wildcats to the field of 64 in all eight seasons as head coach. UK is one of just 14 teams in the nation to advance to the tournament in each of those eight seasons. Kentucky will play host to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons and for the 10th time in program history.
Kentucky’s (20-10) opening round matchup will be against the Atlantic Sun Champion East Tennessee State Bucs (23-12). The Bucs earned the league’s automatic bid after defeating North Florida in the championship match. It marks the first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament for ETSU.