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Ducks face uphill climb in Huskers' backyard

Updated: December 8, 2012, 4:34 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

OMAHA, Neb. -- The thought was it could be a grudge match, the volleyball equivalent of a prize fight. Instead, Nebraska won in a knockout.

In the NCAA regional semifinals here in their backyard Friday, the No. 4 seed Huskers swept No. 13 Washington 25-14, 25-21, 25-23. It puts the Huskers one match away from the program's 12th Final Four appearance.

Standing in the way is a team that has never advanced that far but still presents a formidable obstacle: No. 5 seed Oregon. ...

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