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UT volleyball falls to Kentucky in national championship

Texas advanced to the national championship game after upsetting No. 1 seed Wisconsin with a sweep.
Credit: Texas Athletics
Courtesy: Texas Athletics

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas advanced to the national championship game after upsetting No. 1 seed Wisconsin, set score 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-23) in the Final Four.

Entering the match, UT and Wisconsin had played each other eight times in school history, splitting the series 4-4. Wisconsin had defeated UT in the last match in 2018, where the Badgers won in four sets (21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 12-25). Texas' last win was in the 2006 NCAA Tournament regional round, which was held in Austin that year. The Longhorns were a No. 7 seed in that tournament and swept the Badgers in three sets (30-19, 30-22, 30-12).

UT has won three national championships in program history, according to the university: the AIAW National Championship in 1981 and also the NCAA Championships in 1988 and 2012.

Texas advanced to the national championship game, where the Longhorns fell, set score 1-3 (25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 22-25) to No. 2 seed Kentucky on Saturday, April 24.

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