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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:

HITTING PERCENTAGE

  • 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:

FLORIDA

  • 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.

MINNESOTA

  • 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).

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