Because of their seeding, the Jayhawks will get to play at home in their first-round matchup against Omaha this Thursday at 7 p.m. CT at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. If KU can win that, they will then get another home match against the winner of No. 5-seed Penn State and Yale in the second round on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT.
Home matches have been good to Kansas this year as the Jayhawks have won 14 straight – the sixth longest streak in the country. The 14 home wins are also the most by a Kansas team since 2015.
The Jayhawks finished second in the Big 12 this year behind Texas with a record of 14-4 in conference play (23-5 overall).
It marks the third straight NCAA Tournament appearance for head coach Ray Bechard and Kansas as they look to get back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2021. The Jayhawks enter the NCAA Tournament on a five-match winning streak.
With KU playing in front of a home crowd and having a top-25 team nearly all season long, the Jayhawks should have a great chance at accomplishing that – and potentially more.
If the Jayhawks are able to make it to the Sweet 16, they will likely have to face former Jayhawk Caroline Crawford and the No. 1-seed Wisconsin Badgers. Crawford was a 2020 First Team All-Big 12 selection and 2021 Second-Team All-Big 12 selection before transferring to Wisconsin prior to the 2022 season.
It’s been a great year for Kansas volleyball, and they have a chance to add to it this weekend in front of a KU-friendly crowd.
Tickets for the first and second round matches are now available at kuathletics.com.