2015 Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Bracket is Set
The 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship field is set.
Wichita State (15-3 MVC) earned the MVC regular-season championship, locking up the No. 1 seed for next week's championship for the sixth time in team history. The Shockers enter the championship having won 13 of their last 15 matches.
Southern Illinois (14-4 MVC) will be the No. 2 seed, while Missouri State (13-3 MVC) will be the No. 3 seed. Northern Iowa (12-6 MVC) will be the No. 4 seed, earning the power points tiebreaker over No. 5 Illinois State (12-6 MVC), while Loyola (9-9 MVC) will be the No. 6 seed as the Ramblers earned their first-ever berth into the MVC Volleyball Championship.
Final tournament seeds are as follows:
Seed, Team (MVC Record)
1. Wichita State (15-3)
2. Southern Illinois (14-4)
3. Missouri State (13-5)
4. UNI (12-6)
5. Illinois State (12-6)
6. Loyola (9-9)
The Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship will get underway when No. 4 UNI takes on No. 5 Illinois State in the tournament opener on Thursday, Nov. 26, at 5:00 p.m., followed by host and No. 3 Missouri State vs. No. 6 Loyola at 7:30 p.m. The game one winner between UNI/ILS will take on No. 1 Wichita Stateon Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the first semifinal, while the MSU/LUC winner will face No. 2 Southern Illinois in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Semifinal winners will face off for the Missouri Valley Conference automatic berth into the NCAA Volleyball Championship on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4:00 p.m.
All five matches of the 2015 MVC Volleyball Championship, including two quarterfinals on Thursday, two semifinals on Friday and the championship match on Saturday, will be available for fans to follow via live streaming on The Valley on ESPN3 (espn3.com). Greg Halbleib (play-by-play) and Linda Dollar (analyst) will call the matches live from Hammons Student Center.
2015 MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 26
Quarterfinal #1 – No. 4 UNI vs. No. 5 Illinois State, 5 PM (The Valley on ESPN3)
Quarterfinal #2 – No. 3 Missouri State vs. No. 6 Loyola, 7:30 PM (The Valley on ESPN3)
Friday, November 27
Semifinal #1 – No. 1 Wichita State vs. Winner UNI/ILS, 5 PM (The Valley on ESPN3)
Semifinal #2 – No. 2 Southern Illinois vs. Winner MSU/LUC, 7:30 PM (The Valley on ESPN3)
Saturday, November 28
Championship Match – Semifinal #1 Winner vs. Semifinal #2 Winner, 4 PM (The Valley on ESPN3)