Missouri (21-7) will play Northern Iowa at 4:30 p.m. Friday, with the victor advancing to face the victor of the other first-round contest between Nebraska and Ball State at 7 p.m.
UNI also received a bid and will face Missouri in the first round at Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Illinois State volleyball team is joined by other Redbird squads and supporters as they wait for the announcement of their NCAA first round opponent.More news: The Rock opens up on painful divorce
Six Southeastern Conference teams made the tournament: No. 9 Kentucky, No. 10 Florida, No. 13 Texas A&M, Missouri, Georgia and SC.
13 overall seed (21-7, 16-2 SEC) and play host to the Big East Tournament Champion St. John's Red Storm (22-11) on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.in the friendly confines of Reed Arena. Leah Edmond was named the SEC Player of the Year earlier on Sunday and junior libero was named the 2019 SEC Libero of the Year for the second-consecutive season.
The Huskies have three wins over top-4 seeds, with two wins over No. 4 Wisconsin and a win over No. 3 Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday at 2 p.m. for all-session tickets and Wednesday at 9 a.m. for single-session tickets.More news: Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's seven-word role in 'The Irishman'
MI is 20-10 overall and 13-7 in the Big Ten Conference, with its last win coming against in, 3-1. The Wolverines earned an at-large bid from the NCAA selection committee. Northern Kentucky has a 19-12 overall record and was 9-7 in Horizon League play. In 2018, SC advanced to the second round, defeating Colorado in the first round before falling to No. 2 seed Minnesota.
It will be the first appearance in the NIVC for the Chippewas under coach Mike Gawlik. Friday's winners will meet on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. However, a loss in the MAC Tournament semifinals took away an opportunity for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.More news: Pixel 4 will get December security update starting next week