No. 4 seeded Kentucky volleyball continues postseason play with the round of 16 on Friday at noon against BYU inside Memorial Coliseum.
UK’s match with BYU will be shown live on ESPNU with Tiffany Greene and Missy Whittemore on the call. Saturday’s regional final match will be shown on ESPNU as well.
It will also be available via ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.
The winner of Friday’s match will take on either Nebraska or Colorado Saturday at 4 p.m.
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If you want to go, parking is available in the South Limestone Garage and the Kroger Field Green Lot. A shuttle will begin service to Memorial from the Green Lot at 10 a.m.
BYU is 30-2 overall, and beat American and Oregon to advance to the round of 16.
BYU and UK have met once before, with BYU sweeping the Wildcats in 1990. The Cougars are 11th in the nation in blocks per set at 2.92, and led the West Coast Conference in that category. They are led by Cosy Burnett and Kennedy Redding, who average 1.33 and 1.27 blocks per set, respectively.
On offense, BYU is paced by Veronica Jones-Perry, who is fifth in the nation in kills per set at 4.82. She’s recorded a team-high 58 aces as well.
Kentucky is led on offense by Leah Edmond, who was sensational in the five-set win over Western Kentucky on Saturday. She had 22 kills, eight digs, four blocks, two assists and one ace in the victory. The 22 kills are the most for any player under Craig Skinner in an NCAA Tournament match.
Two Wildcats — Edmond and Kaz Brown — are closing in on the 1,000 kill mark. Brown is just four away, while Edmond is 52 away. If Brown reaches the milestone, she’ll be the fifth middle blocker in school history to reach the mark.
Edmond’s 498 kills this season are the second-best single-season kill mark in the 25-point rally scoring era. Her .318 season attack average is the sixth best in a single season.
Freshman setter Madison Lilley’s 1,330 assists this season are the second most in a single season in the 25-point rally scoring era. She is No. 3 in the nation in assists per set at 12.09, which leads the SEC and makes her the highest-ranking freshman in the country.