Szerszen pounds King to complete Ohio State sweep in NCAA play-in match

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Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen picked up in NCAA Tournament right where he left off last season.

Szerszen had both a match-high 14 kills on a .619 attack percentage and four aces as Ohio State swept King 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 in the NCAA Tournament play-in match on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading “Szerszen pounds King to complete Ohio State sweep in NCAA play-in match”

Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids

Off the Block conducted an interview with Janine Oman, NCAA men’s volleyball committee chairperson and Ohio State executive associate athletic director, after the seven-team NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday.

Among the highlights of the NCAA Tournament field included UC Irvine edging out Hawai’i for the final at-large bid and King traveling to Ohio State for the NCAA Tournament play-in match. Continue reading “Q&A with selection committee chairperson Oman about NCAA Tournament bracket, at-large bids”

Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

All the matches are done, and now it’s up left to the NCAA men’s volleyball committee to determine the NCAA Tournament field.

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading “Bracketology: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria”

King storms through Barton to win ConfCarolinas championship

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King left no doubt who was the top team in the ConfCarolinas en route to clinching a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

King held Barton to a conference season-low attack percentage and swept the ConfCarolinas Tournament finals 25-10, 25-21, 25-21 on Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee. Continue reading “King storms through Barton to win ConfCarolinas championship”