Nebraska volleyball defeats Kansas, making 38th Sweet 16

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Huskers won in four sets over Kansas on Friday at the Devaney Center in the NCAA Tournament.

With the 25-14, 25-18, 19-25, 26-24 victory, Nebraska is now Sweet 16-bound for the 38th time, an NCAA record.

After a strong defensive showing by the Huskers in the first set, it looked like it might be an easy win for NU.

But the Jayhawks put up a fight in the second set, leading 11-10 at one point.

Nebraska made five straight kills to take control and win the set.

But Kansas struck back in the next set, winning 25-19.

NU coach John Cook blamed the loss of the third set on miscommunication.

The fourth set was a back-and-forth battle, with the Huskers prevailing by just two points.

Lindsay Krause led Nebraska with 13 kills. Madi Kubik and Ally Batenhorst each added 10.

Nicklin Hames racked up 25 assists, and Waverly native Anni Evans recorded 20.

Kubik led the team in digs, with 16. Lexi Rodriguez had 14, and Batenhorst added 10.

Nebraska will play either Arkansas or Oregon on Thursday.

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