BIG TEN CONFERENCE TRACKER

Saturday’s second round

No. 1-ranked Penn State def. Pittsburgh 3-1

No. 5 Nebraska def. Washington State 3-0

No. 8 Minnesota def. UNI 3-1

No. 11 Wisconsin def. No. 22 Iowa State 3-0

No. 12 Michigan State def. No. 15 Creighton 3-1

No. 10 Washington vs. Illinois, late

Saturday’s best

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin: The 6-foot-8 freshman had 15 kills and hit .520 to lead the Badgers in a sweep of Iowa State. Wisconsin finished tied for seventh place in the Big Ten, but still got back to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth straight year.

Also

Kira Larson, Missouri: The former Husker from Fargo, North Dakota, had 13 kills and 13 digs to help Missouri upset 20th-ranked Wichita State 3-1 in the second round. That came after unranked Missouri upset No. 19 Kansas in the first round.

Leah Edmond, Kentucky: The outside hitter playing for her hometown school had 22 kills as the Wildcats rallied from a 0-2 deficit to beat unranked Western Kentucky in five sets. Now Kentucky gets to host the regional that Nebraska will be playing in.

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Clint Robus is the digital and assistant sports editor at the Journal Star.

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