2007 NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET - GAINESVILLE REGIONAL
FRIDAY, DEC. 7
SEMIFINAL 1: No. 5 seed USC (27-4, 14-4 PAC 10) vs. No. 12 seed St. John's (33-3, 13-1 Big East), 3:30 p.m. Central
SEMIFINAL 2: No. 4 seed Texas (26-3, 19-1 Big 12) vs. No. 13 seed Florida (29-2, 19-1 SEC), 6 p.m. Central
SATURDAY, DEC. 8
FINAL: Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner, 3 p.m. Central
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Tournament ticket prices:
Level 1 All Session: $15
Level 2 All Session: $12
Level 2 Youth (12 & under)/Senior/UF Faculty & Staff All Session: $8
Adult Single Day: $10
Level 2 Adult All Session Group rate (Groups of 10 adults or more): $10
Adult Single Day: $10
Senior/Student Single Day: $7
Youth (12 & under) Single Day: $5
TEXAS TOURNAMENT FACTS
· Texas is the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and is the No. 1 seed in the Gainesville Regional bracket ... All four seeded teams in the Gainesville Regional (No. 5 USC, No. 12 St. John's and No. 13 Florida) advanced to regional play ... Three Big 12 teams (Texas, Nebraska and Iowa State) remain in the tournament after first round wins and three (NU, ISU and Penn State) of UT's regular season opponents are playing in Regionals.
· Texas is making its second straight appearance in the NCAA Regional after hosting a regional in 2006 ... The Longhorns are making their 19th NCAA Regional semifinal appearance in program history
· The Horns are participating in their 24th NCAA Tournament, the fourth-most appearances in the nation ... Beginning in 1982 - the team's first NCAA Tournament - Texas advanced to 18 straight tournaments (1982-2000)
· 2007 marks the 18th season Texas has hosted first-round matches ... After its first round win against Texas State, UT is undefeated in opening round action, going 24-0 in first-round matches.
· The Longhorns are one of just three teams located east of California to win an NCAA Championship (1988), joining Nebraska (1995, 2000, 2006) and Penn State (1999).
· Texas was ranked No. 3 in the latest CSTV/AVCA poll, released Monday, Dec. 3, holding that position for the sixth straight week ... The Longhorns' ranking is their highest ranking since Sept. 17, 1996 when Texas was ranked No. 3 ... UT has been ranked in the top seven every week this season ... Texas opened the season ranked No. 4 in the preseason poll, equaling its best preseason ranking in program history (1998).
· Texas earned a total of nine Big 12 Conference awards, including five All-Big 12 First Team honors, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades ... Head coach Jerritt Elliott claimed his second Big 12 Coach of the Year honor (2004), while outside hitter Juliann Faucette earned UT's second straight conference Freshman of the Year award ... Sophomore opposite hitter Ashley Engle, Faucette, sophomore outside hitter Destinee Hooker, senior setter Michelle Moriarty and junior middle blocker Lauren Paolini were named to the All-Big 12 First Team ... Senior middle blocker Brandy Magee was named honorable mention All-Big 12, while Faucette added All-Big 12 Freshman Team honors.
· The Longhorns extended their season-best winning streak to 22 matches with their 3-0 sweep of LSU in the NCAA Second Round ... Three Longhorns recorded double-doubles in the victory, including an 11-kill, 13-dig effort by sophomore opposite hitter Ashley Engle ... senior middle blocker Brandy Magee posted 10 kills on .692 hitting, while senior setter Michelle Moriarty posted 44 assists, 10 digs and seven total blocks.
· Texas improved to 24-0 all-time in NCAA First Round matches with its 3-0 win over Texas State ... UT hit at a season-best .494 clip in the victory, marking its fourth highest team hitting percentage in school history ... Junior middle blocker Lauren Paolini headlined Texas' offense with 12 kills on .800 hitting, while senior middle blocker Brandy Magee registered 10 kills on .833 hitting.
NCAA Tournament seed - Fifth
AVCA Ranking - Fifth
Record - 27-4
Top Hitter - Asia Kaczor, OH, .302
Top Attacker (kills/game) - Asia Kaczor, OH, 5.10
Top Digger (digs/game) - Alli Hillgren, L, 4.24
Top Blocker (blocks/game) - Bethany Johansen, MB, 1.07
NCAA Tournament seed - 12th
AVCA Ranking - 13th
Record - 33-3
Top Hitter - Hui Ping Huang, MB, .445
Top Attacker (kills/game) - Hui Ping Huang, MB, 4.63
Top Digger (digss/game) - Elena Yee, L, 4.81
Top Blocker (blocks/game) - Hui Ping Huang, MB, 1.14
NCAA Tournament seed - 13th
AVCA Ranking - Seventh
Record - 29-2
Top Hitter -Kelsey Bowers, MB, .361
Top Attacker (kills/game) - Marcie Hampton, OH, 4.49
Top Digger (digs/game) - Elyse Cusack, L, 5.43
Top Blocker (blocks/game) - Kelsey Bowers, MB, 1.34