No. 1 TEXAS (25-2, 16-0 Big 12)
NCAA Lincoln Regional | ESPN3 & ESPNU
Bob Devaney Sports Center (7,907) | Lincoln, Neb.
Texas’ Streak: The Longhorns have won 21-consecutive matches since Sept. 14. When Texas takes the court Friday evening against American, it will mark 91 days since UT was last defeated.
Match #28: American (34-2, 15-1 Patriot) vs. No. 1 Texas (25-2, 16-0 Big 12)
All-time Series vs. Eagles: First meeting
Match #29: No. 9-seed San Diego (24-7, 13-1 West Coast) OR No. 8-seed Nebraska (25-6, 16-4 Big Ten)
All-time Series vs. Toreros: Longhorns lead, 3-1 (H: 1-1, N: 2-0)
Last Meeting & Texas Win: Texas, 3-2 (Aug. 31, 2013; Honolulu, Hawai’i)
Last Opponent Win: San Diego, 3-2 (Aug. 31, 2002; Austin, Texas)
All-time Series vs. Huskers: Huskers lead, 30-18 (H: 12-10, A: 4-18, N: 2-2)
Last Meeting & Texas Win: Texas, 3-2 (Sept. 22, 2013; Austin, Texas)
Last Opponent Win: Nebraska, 3-1 (Oct. 2, 2010; Lincoln, Neb.)
Television: Friday’s Regional Semifinal is available online at ESPN3.com. Saturday’s Regional Final match will be televised nationally by ESPNU. Beth Mowins (pxp) and Karch Kiraly (analyst) will call the matches.
• Texas is making its eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Regionals ... the Longhorns have won seven-straight regional semifinal matches since 2006 and are 18-6 (.750) overall in the “Sweet 16” ... Texas sports an overall record of 73-27 (.730) in NCAA Championships matches, including a 35-10 (.778) mark under head coach Jerritt Elliott.
• Junior outside hitter Haley Eckerman and freshman middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu headlined Texas’ quintet of Big 12 Conference postseason honorees ... Eckerman was tabbed Big 12 Player of the Year for the second straight season, while Ogbogu took home Freshman of the Year accolades ... Eckerman, Ogbogu, Khat Bell, Molly McCage and Bailey Webster earned All-Big 12 First Team honors.