BYU Advances To Sixth Consecutive Sweet 16
BYU advanced in the NCAA Tournament while San Diego fell to USC
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- BYU (30-2) advanced to its sixth consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 on Saturday night with a 3-0 win over Oregon at Smith Fieldhouse. After their second sweep in as many games of this year's NCAA Tournament, the No. 7 Cougars will travel to Lexington, Kentucky on December 8 to face Kentucky with a trip to the NCAA regional final on the line.
No. 9 San Diego (25-5) fell to USC at the Galen Center, ending the Toreros' seventh 20-win season since 2010.
NO. 7 BYU 3, OREGON 0 - SECOND ROUND (Smith Fieldhouse)
PROVO, Utah - Veronica Jones-Perry recorded 27 kills as 13th-seeded BYU women's volleyball advanced past No. 24 ranked Oregon in three sets (25-20, 25-21, 25-19) during the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.
With the win, the Cougars advance to their sixth-straight NCAA regional semifinals appearance.
Jones-Perry finished with a .535 hitting clip. McKenna Miller added 11 kills for the Cougars, and Mary Lake had 20 digs in the win.
In the third round of the NCAA tournament, BYU will travel to the University of Kentucky to take on the fourth-seeded Wildcats.
USC 3, NO. 9 San Diego 2 - SECOND ROUND (Galen Center)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 9 USD Volleyball team (25-5) saw their season come to an end Saturday evening after falling to 10th-seeded USC in five sets (22-25, 26-24, 26-24, 22-25, 11-5). The Toreros, who had four players with double-digit kills, lost the first, but bounced back to take the next two before the Trojans closed out match by winning the fourth and fifth sets. All five sets were decided by four points or less.
The Toreros end their fantastic season with a 25-5 record. They went 17-1 in conference play to win their first WCC Championship since 2013 and finished the regular season ranked No. 9 in the country. They swept the WCC's major awards with Kristen Gengenbacher winning WCC Player of the Year, Roxie Wiblin winning WCC Freshman of the Year and Jennifer Petrie earning WCC Coach of the Year honors.