Lincoln Regional second-round primer: Huskers, Tigers rekindle old Big 12 vibes

December 2, 2018

Missouri (24-7) at Nebraska (25-6)

For the first time since 2010, former conference foes Nebraska and Missouri will meet on the volleyball court. Missouri looked really good Friday in sweeping No. 23 Arizona, and doing so with an impressive .412 hitting percentage.

The Tigers had success attacking with their middle blockers in the first round, with Alyssa Munlyn and Tyanna Omazic combining for 17 kills on a .653 hitting percentage.

Nebraska’s serving has been a strength this season, though, which may cut down on the Tigers’ ability to get the ball to its middle blockers.

Nebraska coach John Cook said Missouri will be more like the teams Nebraska plays in the Big Ten Conference.

“They’ve got a very physical left side in (Kylie Deberg), and I’ve been watching that one middle, Munlyn, for four years. She’s a load,” Cook said.

— Brent C. Wagner

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