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NCAA volleyball: Texas vs. Wisconsin

A look at Thursday’s semifinal matchup between Texas and Wisconsin.

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Time: 4:30 p.m. at KeyArena


Tickets: $35 to $90 (just a few hundred remain),

Texas coach: Jerritt Elliott, 13th year, 322-81.

Wisconsin coach: Kelly Sheffield, first year, 27-9.

Texas key players: Junior outside hitter Haley Eckerman, 6 feet 3, a two-time Big 12 player of the year, is averaging 5.09 kills per set in her past 12 matches; Chiaka Ogbogu, 6-1, conference freshman of the year, hit .386 percent in Big 12 play; junior middle blocker Khat Bell, 6-2, is averaging 1.43 blocks per set during Texas’ 23-match win streak.

Wisconsin key players: Junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman, 6-4, is averaging 4.64 kills per set during the NCAA tournament; junior outside hitter Deme Morales, 5-7, is the shortest OH in the Big Ten and has 18 double-doubles in kills and digs this season; senior libero Annemarie Hickey, 5-8, has recorded double-digit digs in her past 21 matches.

Texas by the numbers

.148 Hitting pct. for opponents during 23-match win streak

2.9 Blocks per set, seventh nationally

22-1 Record in nationally televised matches

23 Current win streak

71 NCAA tournament victories, sixth-best nationally

Wisconsin by the numbers

0 NCAA volleyball titles for Badgers

2 Final Four appearances

5 Times a first-year coach has led team to Final Four

8-0 Record on neutral courts

9-49 Combined record against other three teams in semifinals.

Jayda Evans

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