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Coastal Carolina Volleyball to Face #9 Creighton in First Round of NCAA Tournament

North Dakota and Minnesota will play at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Minnesota Sports Pavilion with the victor to take on the victor of Northern Iowa and Louisville. Friday's other first-round match (8 pm ET) features No. 17 Creighton and Coastal Carolina, and the winners of Friday's games will meet on Saturday at 7 pm ET.

UND is 0-4 all-time against the Gophers, including a 3-1 setback in the regular season previous year prior to the 3-0 loss in the NCAA Tournament. The Utes received the No. 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament while the Buckeyes did not receive a bid. The Big Ten has three teams seeded (No. 1 Penn State, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 7 Minnesota) and also got the Spartans, Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue, and MI into the 64-team field - a total of eight selections.

The top five teams in the rankings are Penn State, Texas, Florida, Stanford and Nebraska. It also marks the second-straight year Minnesota is facing North Dakota in the First Round, as the Gophers defeated the Fighting Hawks in 2016 and won, 3-0.

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The Cougars (28-2) clinched an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning the West Coast Conference Championship, an accomplishment they've managed for four straight seasons. Minnesota held the No. 7 RPI entering the final weekend of Big Ten play and was ranked No. 8 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. MSU made ten consecutive NCAA Tournament fields from 1994-2003, and is now making its 10th appearance in the 13-year tenure of current coach Cathy George. The Cardinals enter the tournament with a 24-6 record after they went 18-2 in the ACC. "I think we are a little disappointed with the way we finished up the regular season, but what I am seeing from our team now is a focus". The deepest run came in 2013, when the unseeded Cougars advanced to the NCAA championship match, where they lost to Penn State.

"I knew we would be talented, but I didn't know if we would be any good". I think this team has gotten better.

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