Texas outside hitter Logan Eggleston (33) winds up to spike the ball during a match against Minnesota at Gregory Gym on Sept. 4, 2019. Texas has moved its home matches to the Erwin Center for the 2020 season. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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NCAA announces times for Gregory Gym’s third- and fourth-round tournament matches

Posted December 8th, 2019

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In order to reach the Final Four, Texas must survive a weekend with the Cardinals, Gators and Golden Gophers.

Texas’ 2019 postseason run will continue at 3 p.m. this upcoming Friday, the NCAA announced on Sunday. Texas, which owns a 23-3 record and is the NCAA tournament’s second overall seed, and unseeded Louisville (21-9) will battle at Gregory Gym. ESPNU will broadcast this Sweet Sixteen match.

No. 7 Minnesota (25-5) and No. 10 Florida (27-4) will also meet at Gregory Gym at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

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The winners of the Louisville/Texas and Florida/Minnesota duels will play for a spot in the Final Four at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Gregory Gym will also host that match, which will again be aired on ESPNU. The Final Four will be held in Pittsburgh from Dec. 19-21.

Texas has some familiarity with the other three teams in the Austin regional. The Longhorns own a 3-0 record against Louisville, but those matches were played in 1985, 1994 and 2012. The last five seasons featured six matches between Texas and Florida. Earlier this season, Texas earned a 25-22, 29-27, 35-33 win over Minnesota in Gregory Gym.

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