K-State volleyball did just enough, makes NCAA tournament field


After losing to Baylor last night, it seemed like the K-State volleyball bubble had popped. Well, surprise. The Wildcats will head to Lincoln to take on Wichita State on Friday, and if they win then on Saturday they'd meet the winner of Friday's Harvard-Nebraska match.

This marks K-State's 16th NCAA tournament trip in 41 seasons of play, tied for 32nd among all Division I schools. Joining Kansas State in the field are Big 12 champions Texas, archrivals Kansas, farm sisters Iowa State, and K-State's purple partners at TCU. Texas is the #3 national seed while Kansas earned #9.

Texas hosts Fairfield in the first round and would catch the winner of SMU-Purdue. Kansas hosts Furman, and then would get the winner of Missouri State... and Mizzou, forced to go to Lawrence for the opening rounds. Oh, the hate.

Iowa State travels to Wisconsin; the Badgers face Oregon while the Cyclones take on Miami (FL). TCU plays in the College Station pod of the Des Moines regional. They'll face Hawai'i, while Texas A&M meets Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.