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Huskers Headed to Oklahoma State Regional for NCAA Tournament

May 15, 2022

One day after being crowned Big Ten tournament champions, the Nebraska softball team knows its NCAA tournament fate. The Huskers will head to Stillwater to face North Texas on Friday at 5 p.m. CT.

This is Nebraska’s first NCAA tournament appearance since the 2016 season. It comes on the heels of the Huskers winning their first Big Ten tournament title, as well as their first conference tournament title since claiming the Big 12 title in 2004. Nebraska was already expecting a trip to the NCAA Tournament prior to Saturday, but was able to clinch the conference’s automatic bid with the win over Michigan.

Coach Rhonda Revelle—who has now taken Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament 21 times—spoke through tears following the game on Saturday.

“I’m just really grateful for this moment, to share with them,” Revelle told the Big Ten Network post-game. “It didn’t just start today. It started way back.”

Revelle has spoken about the energy this team has had a number of times this season, adding that something clicked from March forward. She hoped the team would take what it had learned into the Big Ten tournament and the Huskers delivered.

But as Nebraska said itself after the announcement, there is still work to do.

 

No. 7 Oklahoma State—who is set to host the regional—will face Fordham on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT. Both games can be streamed on ESPN+.

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