NCAA first round 11-29 results final

November 29th, 2012


Michigan def. Tennessee, 3-2

Northern Iowa def. Kansas State 3-0

Texas A&M def. NC State 3-1

North Carolina def.  Cal 3-1

No. 3 Texas def. Colgate 3-0

4. Nebraska def.  Maryland=Eastern Shore 3-0

15 Iowa State def. IPFW 3-2 after being down 1-0 and 2-1

10 Louisville def Belmont 3-1

St. Mary’s def. San Diego State 3-2 after aztecs led 2-0

6 USC def. Fairfield  3-0


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  • Kazu

    San Diego State lost in 5

  • bowsfan

    Cal lost in 4.

  • vballfreak808

    Kastl, Maeda, an Hagins at Pike Place Market

  • warriorfan

    I guess that Cal loss really did kill our hosting chances, oh well.

  • Bud

    And Kansas St. got swept by UNI, Yesss!

  • setaone

    Anyone see the youtube of the Wahine practice?

    Has Vorster’s knee been that heavily wrapped recently? Also, does she only hit in front of the setter? I can’t recall her hitting any slides.

  • Orbitalripz

    The 9-team Big 12 has 5 teams in the Big Dance, and already we are seeing cracks in the NCAA committee’s logic — although we saw no major upsets. Iowa State (Seed #15) — 2nd in the Big 12 standings — had to go to a 5th set to beat a team that was suppose to be a gimme: IP Fort Wayne. But Texas (Seed #3) had no trouble with its cupcake, Colgate. Kansas State was the only Big 12 playing Thursday who did not have a sure thing, and sure enough went down to defeat.

    Friday will see Kansas (Seed #11) playing its cupcake, Cleveland State, while Oklahoma will be the second Big 12er not to have a sure thing in Arizona State.

    As for hosts, California (15-15) should not have been given an at-large, but the NCAA committee had no choice in this one. And we shall see today if Purdue — which had the weakest overall won-lost record of the 7 Big Ten schools awarded with berths — will keep alive its hope of advancing to its own regional when it meets not-a-cupcake Colorado State. (Rams has a stretch of 18 straight NCAA Volleyball Championship tournament berths — 7th longest stretch in the nation).

    But as far as Round 1, don’t see any upset of any of the 16 seeds. Unlikely but only possibility is BYU (Seed #12), which plays the WAC’s NMSU, which came in 4th during the league’s regular season but was the only team not to choke in the WAC Championship tournament, and thus got by the Big Dance bouncers with the automatic pass.

    So it looks like the NCAA committee is doing its job thus far with all 16 seeds (except for ____?) moving on. Round 2 is another matter.

    • Cindy Luis

      I don’t know if the committee had no choice but to give Cal an at-large. there’s been absentee host schools before.
      Although a losing conference record does raise some questions about the Golden Bears (15-15 overall), as well as ASU at 9-11. Had Hawaii beaten Cal, they would have had losing records both overall and pac-12. Then their selection would have been even more suspect.
      Not that I root for schools but I had hoped that a couple of the seeds, like Iowa State or Louisville, would have gone down just to say something to the committee.

    • Orbitalripz

      Round 1 Results for Big 12

      [Seed 3] Texas advances

      [Seed 11] Kansas advances

      Iowa State advances

      Oklahoma advaances

      K-State packs its bag

      In short, 4 of the 5 move on to Round 2

  • Grammy

    First round looks close to holding form which Wahine will hopefully do, too. Second round’s where some teams that are happy right now will be packing their bags for early exits. Go Wahine, you’re our pride and joy and number one in our heart alwats.

  • setaone

    Question about Santa Clara. Are they the team that does 2s in the middle and shoots to the outsides?

    I keep confusing Santa Clara, St Marys and San Francisco. Old age…..

    • pudundo

      @setaone I believe out of those 3 you mentioned, St. Mary’s and Santa Clara are the ones that shoots to the outsides and go high in the middle. St. Mary’s played Hawai’i a couple years ago and gave them fits but Hawai’i still managed to pull out a victory. Go Bows!!!!!! \m/

      • setaone



        i can see how that would be difficult to block. the hawaii middles need to stay a bit longer in the middle before releasing to the outside. especially with Santa Clara’s strong middle attack.

        the good news is that this year, both middles are better than average blockers and Uiato is a surprisingly strong right side blocker.

    • Orbitalripz

      From Ann Miller’s excellent analysis of today’s upcoming match:

      “Santa Clara’s attack has been a constant, and constantly confounding when it is passing well. The Broncos use two setters, which is unusual. They swap them for their middles, which is almost unheard of.”

      “Almost as rare, middles Megan Anders and Haley Cameron anchor he offense, with an assist from left-handed hitter Taylor Milton.”

      Shoji said: “The tempo is a little slower than most middles so the timing is a little different for us. It’s hard to work on because we don’t run like that. That will be the biggest obstacle, the timing of their middle attack.”

      Said Santa Clara coach Jon Wallace: “One of the hardest things to prepare for with Hawaii is that Dave (Shoji) changes his lineup quite a bit and puts different girls in different situations. But when 70% of the sets still go to 2 girls …. we have their tendencies down pretty well.”

      • rnr

        Even more so – Uiato needs to mix and speed that offense up… hope they throw in some new plays as well as Coach Shoji mentioned previously – keep those opponents guessing, I know they’ll expect great percentages of sets will go to Harton/Croson ~

  • Orbitalripz

    So today we get to see if the NCAA committee’s logic of sending 6 teams (out of a possible 9, which is the number of teams that comprise the WCC) to Showtime! Personally expect at least 50% of the WCC to be gone by the end of the day.

    Here’s the WCC lineup:

    [Seed 12] BYU (26-3, tied for 1st with SDSU, #11 rpi) vs. NMSU (22-10, 4th in league but won WAC tournament, #91 rpi) @ BYU subregional … BYU favored

    San Diego (21-6, tied for 1st with BYU, #24 rpi) vs. Michigan State (23-9, tied for 6th in 12-team league, #36 rpi) @ UCLA sub … San Diego favored

    Saint Mary’s (18-10, 3rd in league, #32 rpi) was favored to win and did over SDSU@ USC sub & faces USC in Round 2

    Santa Clara (20-11, 4th in league, #45 rpi) vs. Hawai’i @ Washington sub …. Hawai’i favored

    Pepperdine (20-11, tied for 5th in league, #35 rpi) vs. Dayton (26-4, A-10 champs, #20 rpi) @ Oregon sub …. Toss-up but Dayton should be favored

    Loyola Marymount (18-12, tied for 5th in league, #46 rpi) vs Western Kentucky (32-3, Sun Belt champs, #28 rpi) @ Stanford sub …. Toss-up

    GAME ON! Gooooooo Bows!

    • Orbitalripz

      Round 1 Results for West Coast Conference (WCC)

      [Seed 12] BYU advances

      St. Mary’s advances

      • Orbitalripz

        Round 2 Update: USC shatters St. Mary’s dream run, and that leaves BYU — the only seeded non-BCS conference team — as the WCC’s solo hope of getting by Round 2.

    • Orbitalripz

      Round 1 Results for West Coast Conference (WCC)

      [Seed 12] BYU advances

      St. Mary’s advances

      San Diego, like Miss Abbey says, today is not your day

      Santa Clara, you just wasn’t made for Dancing with the Stars

      Pepperdine, return to the kitchen and pack your knives

      Loyola Marymount, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out, you’re out

      In short, only 2 of the 6 (of the 9-team WCC) move on to Round 2.

  • tiffers

    {Seed 12} BYU (26-3, tied for 1st with USD)…come on O

  • BlogWatcher

    what time is the game? hawaii time.

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