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Austin Peay awaits UCLA in NCAA volleyball tourney

APSU Athletics Communications

By Cody Bush

APSU Athletics Communications

Indianapolis – Austin Peay will make its first-ever trip to California when it faces No. 15 national seed UCLA in the first-round of the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Championship the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee announced Monday night.

The Governors and Bruins will meet in a 10 p.m. (CT), Friday contest at historic Pauley Pavilion. The other half of the bracket will see Denver face Cal Poly in a 7:30 p.m. (CT) Friday affair. The winners of those two matches will meet in the second round, to be played at 9 p.m. (CT), Saturday.

Austin Peay (30-5), the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament champion, received the OVC’s automatic bid into the 2017 tournament. It is the Governors first NCAA tourney appearance since 2010 and second all time.

UCLA (19-10), ranked No. 19 in last week’s AVCA Coaches Poll, received an at-large bid and the No. 15 national seed after finishing tied for fifth in the Pac 12 Conference’s regular season. The Bruins, a four-time national champion, were one of nine Pac 12 teams selected to the tournament.

Bookmark this article on LetsGoPeay.com – the official website of Austin Peay Athletics – to stay up-to-date or follow Austin Peay volleyball on Twitter @AustinPeayVB for updates throughout the week.

Monday Updates:

TICKETS: Tickets to the Governors contest against UCLA are now on sale through the UCLA Athletics Ticket Website. The two-day pass is $18 for adults and $14 for youths.

LIVE VIDEO: All three matches at UCLA will be available for free on PAC-12.com/LIVE, the official streaming service of the Pacific-12 Conference