Austin, Texas- The No. 10 seed Florida Gators (27-4) are set to meet No. 7 seed Minnesota (25-5) in Sweet Sixteen action of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
The two programs have met five times with the Golden Gophers possessing a 4-1 record head to head. Earlier this season, Minnesota swept Florida in Minneapolis.
FLORIDA vs MINNESOTA
Friday, December 13 at 6:30 PM (EST)
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Some Fast Stats:
- Florida, .289 (No. 7)
- Minnesota, .264 (No. 28
OPPONENT HITTING PERCENTAGE
- Minnesota, .176 (No. 44)
- Florida, .177 (No. 47)
BLOCKS PER SET
- Minnesota, 2.85 (No. 8)
- Florida, 2.54 (No. 37)
Who to watch for:
- Thayer Hall: Leads UF in kills and second in digs. All-SEC selection
- Allie Gregory: Leads Gators in digs, fourth in program history.
- Rachael Kramer: Top-5 in program history in hitting percentage, blocks, and block assists.
- Stephanie Samedy: Leads Minnesota in kills and points, and ranks third with 20 service aces.
- Alexis Hart: second on team in kills, All-Big Ten Second Team.
- CC McGraw: Libero, leads Gophers in digs and service aces.
What’s on the line:
A berth in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
Texas will face Louisville in the first Austin (TX) Regional Semifinal matchup at 4:00 PM EST. That match can be viewed on ESPNU.
The winners of the two matches will meet in the Elite Eight on Saturday at 8:00 PM (EST).