NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware volleyball team earned the top-seed and the right to host the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament starting on Friday, Nov. 18, with the quarterfinals and concluding on Sunday with the championship match on Viera Court in the Carpenter Sports Building.

Delaware (18-12, 11-3 CAA) shared the CAA regular season title with Northeastern (21-5, 11-3 CAA), but the Blue Hens earned the number one seed and the home court advantage by sweeping the season series from the Huskies.

It is the third consecutive season the Blue Hens earned at least a share of the regular season CAA crown.

Winners of three of the past four CAA tournaments titles, this will be the second straight year Delaware will host the post-season affair. The CAA expanded its field to six teams starting this year.

The remainder of the field includes No. 3 Towson (23-8, 10-4 CAA), No. 4 Georgia State (14-17, 8-6 CAA), No. 5 James Madison (19-10, 8-6CAA), and No. 6 VCU (15-15, 8-6 CAA).

General Tournament Info:

When: Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20, 2011
Where: Newark, Del.
Facility: Viera Court @ Carpenter Sports Building
Tickets: Friday and Saturday – $10 adults/$7 children under 17; Sunday -
$7 adults/$5 children under 17 – students of CAA institutions will be admitted free with valid college ID during all matches

Broadcast/Media Info:

Live Web Steaming: bluehens.com (all matches)
Live Stats: bluehens.com (all matches)

Schedule:

Quarterfinals – Friday, November 18
4 p.m. – No. 3 Towson vs. No. 6 VCU
7 p.m. – No. 4 Georgia State vs. No. 5 James Madison

Semifinals – Saturday, November 19
4 p.m. – No. 2 Northeastern vs. QF1 Winner
7 p.m. – No. 1 Delaware vs. QF2 Winner

Championship – Sunday, November 20
5 p.m. – SF1 Winner vs. SF2 Winner

Gameday Happening – CAA Tournament

Parking: Friday: Due to the early afternoon matches conflicting with regular student class schedules, Lots 19 and 20 directly outside the Carpenter Sports Building and across the street will not be vacated and those vehicles lacking proper parking passes will be ticketed per University of Delaware parking regulations. Visitors should use the pay parking garage located at the corner of East Main Street and Elkton Road.

Saturday and Sunday: Lots 19 and 20 will resume normal weekend procedures and visitors will not be ticketed.

UD Athletic Ticket Office Opens at Carpenter Sports Building: 2:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Fans may enter Viera Court 90 minutes before the first match of each day.

Concessions: Concessions will be available in the lobby of the Carpenter Sports Building. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN VIERA COURT. The only bottled drink that will be allowed in Viera Court is bottled water. Thank you for your cooperation.

Facility Policies: As a reminder, items not allowed at the Carpenter Sports Building include alcohol, aluminum cans, artificial noisemakers, coolers/ice chests/thermoses, fireworks, glass bottles, large backpacks/bags, food, projectiles of any sort, weapons.

CAA Merchandise Sales: There will be a kiosk set up in the lobby of the Carpenter Sports Building available during the CAA Tournament for all patrons to purchase official CAA Merchandise.