NCAA volleyball preview: Wisconsin vs. Penn State
Penn State and Wisconsin meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena in NCAA volleyball championship match. Penn State swept Wisconsin 3-0 in two previous matchups this season.
Time: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at KeyArena.
Tickets: $35 to $90, Ticketmaster.com.
Wisconsin coach: Kelly Sheffield, first season (28-9).
Penn State coach: Russ Rose, 35th season (1,124-177).
Wisconsin key players: Freshman setter Lauren Carlini, junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman, junior outside hitter Deme Morales and senior libero Annemarie Hickey.
Penn State key players: Senior outside hitter Ariel Scott, senior outside hitter Deja McClendon, junior setter Micha Hancock and senior middle blocker Katie Slay.
.276 Hitting percentage in five tournament matches.
0 National titles.
2 National championship matches (last: 2000).
7 Wins (in 49 matches) vs. Penn State all-time.
Penn State numbers
.488 Hitting percentage vs. Washington; just five attack errors.
2 Wins over Wisconsin this season, both sweeps.
5 National titles (including four straight, 2007 to 2010).