NCAA Lexington Volleyball Regional Set
Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Stanford vie for Final Four Berth
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Four teams will make their way to Lexington Dec. 13-14 to vie for a berth in the 2013 NCAA Volleyball Final Four. Michigan State, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 2 Penn State and No. 7 Stanford will comprise the 2013 NCAA Lexington Regional at Memorial Coliseum.
Michigan State and Penn State will open the tournament on Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with Stanford and Minnesota facing off at 7 p.m. ET. The regional championship round is slated for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Friday’s matches will be televised live on ESPN3.com, with the regional finals on Saturday slated for live telecast on ESPNU.
All-session tickets will be available starting Monday at 9 a.m. ET on UKathletics.com/tickets. Single-session tickets will go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. Fans can call the UK Ticket Office at (859) 257-1818 for more information.
The 2013 season will mark the second time in the last three years Kentucky has played host to NCAA Regional action. Kentucky hosted the NCAA Lexington Regional in 2011, with Penn State, Texas, UCLA and the Wildcats comprising the field. The NCAA Volleyball Tournament went to pre-determined regional sites starting in the 2003 season.
Michigan State (23-11) advanced to the Sweet 16 with a pair of wins in the Lexington Sub-Regional, including a three-set win over Ohio on Saturday, before posting a four-set win over host Kentucky in the sub-regional finals on Sunday.
Minnesota (23-11) earned its way into the Lexington Regional with a three-set victory over Radford in its sub-regional, before clinching a berth in the Sweet 16 with a five-set win over Colorado.
Penn State (30-2) appears in its second NCAA Lexington Regional over the last three years, using a first-round win over LIU Brooklyn in three sets, before notching a three-set win over Utah to clinch a spot in the Sweet 16.
Stanford (26-5) enters the regional with a pair of three-set victories in its sub-regional over the weekend, posting an opening win over Hampton, before clinching its berth in the Lexington Regional with a 3-0 win over Oklahoma.
The 2013 NCAA Volleyball Championships will take place in Seattle, Wash., December 19-21 at Key Arena.
NCAA Lexington Regional Tournament Schedule
Friday, December 13
- Match One: Michigan State (23-11) vs. No. 2 Penn State (30-2), 5 p.m. ET [ESPN3.com]
- Match Two: No. 7 Stanford (26-5) vs. No. 10 Minnesota (23-11) , 7 p.m. ET [ESPN3.com]
Saturday, December 14
- Match Three: Winner of Match One vs. Winner of Match Two, 4 p.m. ET [ESPNU]
All-session tickets are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased via the following methods:
- Call the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 or (859) 257-1818
- Order online
- Order in person at the UK Ticket Office in the Joe Craft Center. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
|Reserved Seating (all ages)||$14|
|General Admission Adult (Ages 13+)||$12|
|General Admission Youth (Ages 3-12)/Senior Citizen (65+)/UK Students||$8|
|General Admission Youth Ages 2 & under||Free|