Highlights, reaction from KU volleyball's Round 2 NCAA Tournament victory


Friday night, inside Horejsi Center on the Kansas University campus, KU's ninth-ranked volleyball team knocked off No. 25 Missouri, three sets to none, in a second-round NCAA Tournament match and the first meeting between Border War rivals since Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC.

The victory, which came in dramatic fashion — KU won the third set 27-25 despite trailing 24-20 — pushed Kansas (28-2) into its second Sweet 16 in program history (and second in three seasons) next week in San Diego.

KU, the tourney's No. 9 overall seed, will face Loyola-Marymount, which upset perennial power Stanford, the No. 8 seed, in the second round.

A victory against Loyola-Marymount would propel the Jayhawks to their first ever Elite Eight appearance, where No. 1 overall seed USC likely would be waiting.

Here's a look at some highlights and the postgame comments following Friday's Border War victory.


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