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Dec. 6, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The times for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regional Semifinals have been announced according to an announcement by the NCAA Tournament committee on Dec. 6.

In the first match of the Minneapolis Regional Semifinals on Dec. 10, the No. 2 seed in the region Ohio State will play No. 3 Tennessee at 5 p.m. (CT). Minnesota, who is the top-seeded team in the region, will take on Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. (CT).

The winner of the two matches will play each other in the Regional Finals on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. (CT). That match will be telecast live on CSTV.

Tickets for the matches can be purchased through the University of Minnesota Athletic Ticket Office (open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT). Tickets are available by calling 612-624-8080 (metro area) or 1-800-U- GOPHER (outside the metro area), or online at www.gophersports.com.

All-Session passes are $25 for courtside seats, $20 for adult general admission and $15 for seniors, students & youth (2 & under free). Group tickets for either day are also currently available for groups of 20 or more at $6 each.

Minnesota will enter NCAA Regional play with a 30-4 overall record, after defeating Long Island in the first round and Yale in the second round at New Haven, Conn. It is the Golden Gophers fifth regional appearance in the past six seasons.

Georgia Tech upset the No. 4 seed UC Santa Barbara in three games in Atlanta, Ga. The Yellow Jackets had defeated Georgia in three games in the first round. Georgia Tech will enter the NCAA Regionals with a 27-6 overall record.

Ohio State defeated Ohio University in three games to advance to the NCAA Regionals for the 10th time in the history of the program. The Buckeyes had defeated Dayton in three games in the first round of the tournament. Ohio State enters regional play with a 29-3 overall record.

Tennessee defeated Texas A&M in four games to advance to the NCAA Regionals. The Lady Vols had defeated Winthrop in three games in the first round. Tennessee will enter regional play with a 32-2 overall record.

Minnesota’s matchup with Georgia Tech is a rematch of the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament at the Sports Pavilion. In that match, the Golden Gophers won a hard fought four-game second round match to advance to the NCAA Regionals.