Alexis Hart, Gophers
The 6-foot sophomore outside hitter from the Kansas City area — the site of this year’s Final Four, coincidentally — made it clear early it was her night with eight kills in the first set alone. She ended the night with a game-high 20 kills.
By the NUMBERS
8 Sweet 16 berths for the Gophers all time.
1 After eight blocks Friday, Northern Iowa recorded just one against the Gophers.
.457 The Gophers’ hitting percentage in the fourth set.
The Gophers will play No. 10 seed USC on Friday in Gainesville, Fla., in a regional semifinal. USC beat San Diego in five sets Saturday.