The Gophers volleyball team will play host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA playoffs for the fifth time in six years.
The Gophers (27-6), who will be making their 15th consecutive appearance in the tournament, will entertain Radford (25-9) at the Sports Pavilion at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Gophers are the No. 10 overall seed for the 64-team field, which was announced on Sunday.
Iowa State (18-9) and Colorado (17-13) will meet in the other first-round match in Minneapolis at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The two winners will meet on Saturday to advance to the Lexington (Ken.) Regional.
At the regional, the Minneapolis winner will face the winner of Alabama/Oklahoma and Hampton/Stanford. Stanford is the No. 7 overall seed.
Texas is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by Big Ten champion Penn State (No. 2), No. 3 Washington and No. 4 Missouri.
The four regionals (the other three are Los Angeles; Champaign, Ill.; and Lincoln, Neb.) will be held Dec. 13-14. Regional winners will advance to the NCAA championships in Seattle on Dec. 19.
The Gophers lost to Penn State in a regional final last season.
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|Tampa Bay||0||Top 4th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
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|NY Mets - D. Gee||2:40 PM|
|Arizona - B. McCarthy|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - C. Lee|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - M. Pineda|
|Cleveland - Z. McAllister||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez|
|Washington - T. Roark||6:10 PM|
|Miami - J. Fernandez|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||7:05 PM|
|Texas - Y. Darvish|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Oakland - T. Milone||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - A. Cashner|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|LA Lakers||7:00 PM|
|Golden State||9:30 PM|
|LA Clippers||9:30 PM|
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