HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team is going dancing — despite not making it to Saturday’s Big West Championship match, the ‘Bows earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and the No. 1 seed.
With the top-seed, UH gets a first round bye straight to the semifinals, set to face the winner of the opening round match up between Pepperdine and Big West Champion UC Santa Barbara — this years tourney is being held in Columbus, Ohio.
This marks the Rainbow Warriors’ seventh appearance in the national tournament and their second as the No. 1 seed — last time they finished runner-up to Long Beach State.
The remaining teams include Penn State, Belmont Abbey and BYU who also get a first round bye as the No. 2 seed.
This comes fresh off the heels of Hawaii’s loss to UC San Diego on Friday, ending their 16-game win streak in a five-set nail bitter at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.
Hawaii has an all-time record of 5-6 in the tournament, in search of their first National Championship — broadcast and start times will be announced at a later date.