The WKU volleyball team (30-5) punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Conference USA Tournament Championship with a 3-2 win over Rice (23-10) on Sunday in Reed Green Coliseum.
Mississippi State's late 12-2 run doomed WKU's impressive Preseason Women's NIT run on Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the 2014 event at Humphrey Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi State University.
WKU led by 15 in the second half but Belmont fought back and earned a 64-63 win at E.A. Diddle Arena Saturday night.
Brandon Doughty completed 26 of 35 passes for 346 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky blew by Texas-San Antonio 45-7.
After starting the day in fifth place, the WKU men's swimming and diving team moved up to second, joining the women's team who is also in second after two days at the Louisville Invite.