Initial look at NCAA Tournament play-in match

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The NCAA Tournament bracket is set beginning with the play-in match between Princeton and North Greenville.

Check out what to know about this playing match before filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket.


Princeton (15-12, 10-6 EIVA) vs. North Greenville (20-5, 12-2 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. Sunday in Los Angeles
Season series: First meeting this season.
Most recent meeting: Princeton swept North Grenville in 2017.
All-time series: Princeton leads 1-0
How they reached the NCAA Tournament: Princeton defeated NJIT in the EIVA Tournament finals, while North Greenville defeated Mount Olive in the NCAA Tournament finals.
NCAA Tournament champions: Princeton (none); North Greenville (none)
NCAA Tournament record: Princeton (1-2); North Greenville (0-0)
NCAA Tournament appearances: Princeton (1998, 2019, 2022); North Greenville (2022)
Princeton player to know: Outside attacker Ben Harrington is seventh in the EIVA with a 3.24 kills per game average, including having more than both 20 kills and a .400 attack percentage in back-to-back EIVA Tournament matches.
North Greenville player to know: Freshman opposite Gregory Torres is in the ConfCarolinas top 10 averaging both 0.49 aces per game and 3.25 kills per game. Torres also finished with a season-high 25 kills on a .435 attack percentage and four aces in the ConfCarolinas Tournament finals.
Stats to know: Princeton is undefeated all-time against ConfCarolinas school. In addition, a ConfCarolinas team has never won a NCAA Tournament match since the conference started receiving an automatic bid in 2014.

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