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Florida Gators volleyball team eliminated from NCAA Tournament

The Florida volleyball team fell in the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, losing 3-0 to host and No. 3 seed Texas. The Longhorns won 25-22, 26-24, 25-17.

The Gators (27-5), the No. 14 seed, appeared in the region semifinals for the 21st time in the past 22 seasons. They had two set points in the second after holding a 24-22 lead, but Texas won four straight to close it out.

Junior middle blocker Chloe Mann led Florida with 14 kills and junior setter Taylor Brauneis had 40 assists. But Florida had 23 errors and a .173 attack percentage to .290 for the Longhorns.

TAMPA in final: Danielle Selkridge had 18 kills as Tampa swept Indianapolis in the Division II semifinals in Pensacola. The Spartans (32-3) face Concordia (Minn.) in tonight's final at 8.

Basketball: UF women hand foe first defeat

GAINESVILLE — Forward Jennifer George had 17 points, reaching 1,000 for her career, and 12 rebounds as the Florida women's team won 89-82 over visiting Pacific, which was 7-0 going in. Guard Jaterra Bonds led Florida (7-3) with 20 points.

NO. 7 KENTUCKY 96, DEPAUL 64: DeNesha Stallworth had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Wildcats (7-1).

PLAYER RECOVERING: A Utah State player who nearly died after collapsing during practice Tuesday said he should play again. Danny Berger fell into cardiac arrest, and the team's trainer revived him. Doctors inserted a tiny defibrillator in his chest and said he should be cleared to play in a few weeks. "If I everything goes right, it seems like I'll have a full recovery," said Berger, 22.

FOUR IN ONE: There is a plan for Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to host four games next season simultaneously, Sports Illustrated reported. The starts would be staggered by 15 minutes.

MAJERUS MEMORIAL: Hundreds turned out on the St. Louis campus to honor Rick Majerus, the former coach who died Dec. 1 of heart failure at 64. Interim coach Jim Crews, whose team is 5-3, said Majerus made a mark. "His finger­print is all over college basketball," Crews said. "Everywhere you go, there he is."

LSU: Starting guard Anthony Hickey was suspended indefinitely because of unspecified violations, coach Johnny Jones said.

MISSISSIPPI: Forward Jason Carter was dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation.

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