By Steve Habel, Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas — Despite a regular season in which it did not win a Big 12 title for the first time since 2010, the Texas volleyball team is back in familiar territory: as one of the top four seeds in the NCAA tournament with a legitimate chance to produce a national champion.
The NCAA granted the Longhorns as the fourth overall seed Sunday night in the 64-team tournament. The first round begins Thursday at 16 on-campus sites across the country. Texas hosts the Austin Sub-Regional and will square off against UT-Rio Grande Valley, winner of the Western Athletic Conference, in the first round at Gregory Gym Friday at 6:30 p.m. CST.
If the Longhorns advance, they will face