Michigan Earns No. 13 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Host Niagara

Nov. 29, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball team has earned the No. 13 overall seed in the 2009 NCAA Championship field announced Sunday (Nov. 29) live on ESPNews. U-M will host the first and second rounds this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4-5) at Cliff Keen Arena.

Positioned in the Stanford regional, the Wolverines (24-9 overall) will face Niagara in first-round action on Friday (Dec. 4) at 7:30 p.m. The Purple Eagles won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with a 3-0 victory over Marist and boast a 23-8 overall record.

Friday's other first-round match features Ohio University against the University of Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. The U-M/NU winner will face the winner of the OU/UND match in second-round action Saturday (Dec. 5) at 7:30 p.m.

The NCAA selection committee seeds just the top 16 teams in the tournament and Michigan grabbed the No. 13 seed. Undefeated Big Ten champion Penn State earned the top seed.

NCAA Bracket

Team practices at Cliff Keen Arena will be open to the general public on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Practice Schedule
Notre Dame - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ohio - 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Michigan - 3:10 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Nigara - 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.



Ticket Information
Volleyball season ticket holders can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. by calling the U-M Ticket Office. Tickets will be available to the public by phone, internet and in person at the U-M Ticket Office beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. Seating is general admission. All tickets will be held at will call. Advanced sales are all-session tickets only. Single-Session tickets must be purchased at the door. Doors open one hour prior to the event.

Everyone (except children under two) must have a ticket. The first 200 U-M students with a valid Mcard will be admitted free and must pick up a ticket at the arena by 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are NOT admitted free with Mcards for postseason events.

All-Session tickets are priced at $10 for an adult, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult). Single-Session tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult).

Media Contact: Matt Fancett (734) 763-4423

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