The No. 13 Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (12-8 Big Ten, 23-9 overall) is going to the big dance for the first time in six years, hosting first- and second-round matches Friday and Saturday night at the UW Field House.
It was announced Sunday the No. 12-seeded Badgers would host the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (12-2 Horizon League, 18-10) in the first round Friday night at 7:30, with North Carolina (16-4 ACC, 27-4) and California (10-10 PAC-12, 17-12) facing off beforehand.
The winners of Friday’s games advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the UW Field House Saturday.
The Badgers last faced UWM Sept. 14 at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, beating the Panthers 3-1.
The single-elimination NCAA Tournament selects only the nation’s top 64 teams.
In the Badgers’ last appearance, then-No.8 UW was upset in the second round by unranked Iowa State in three sets at the UW Field House.