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#NCAAVB: Cats head to 27th NCAA Tournament

TUCSON, AZ -

Following a 19-13 regular season, the Arizona volleyball team has earned its third straight at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona will open the tournament on Friday against first-round opponent Western Kentucky at 5 p.m. MST in Provo, Utah. National seed BYU will host first and second round action. The Cougars will face Ohio in the first round with the winners set to meet on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST.

This marks Arizona's 27th trip to the NCAA Tournament and the 18th time head coach Dave Rubio has led the Wildcats to the postseason. It is the sixth trip in the last seven years to the dance for Rubio and the Wildcats. Arizona has been to seven Sweet 16s, four Elite 8s and advanced to the Final Four in 2001.

Arizona finished the season 19-13 overall and its 9-11 conference record put the Cats seventh in the Pac-12.

Up Next: Cats face Western Kentucky on Friday at 5 p.m. MST in NCAA first-round action in Provo, Utah.

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