Both Florida State and Florida advanced to the third round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament with victories on Saturday.
Visnja Djurdjevic had 12 kills as host FSU outlasted Cincinnati 25-23, 16-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-13.
FSU (26-6), the No. 12 seed, advances to play fifth-seeded Purdue (29-4) at 6 p.m. Friday in Minneapolis.
The unseeded Gators (25-5) beat No. 6 seed Northern Iowa 16-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-22 at Cedar Falls, Iowa, to reach the region semifinals for the 20th time in the last 21 years. Florida will host the late Michigan-Stanford winner Friday.
USF men's soccer postponed by snow
USF's NCAA tournament Elite Eight men's soccer match Saturday against host and No. 2 seed Creighton was postponed until 1 p.m. today due to heavy snow in Omaha, Neb.
USF, playing in the program's third Elite Eight, will try to reach the College Cup national semifinals for the first time today, when the game-time temperature is expected to be around 22 degrees and partly cloudy. The USF-Creighton winner will play today's UConn-Charlotte winner Dec. 11 at Hoover, Ala.
A facilities staff of about 20 with shovels and three snow removal machines could not keep up with the accumulation of snow on the artificial surface at Morrison Stadium. Fans can follow today's game live at GoCreighton.com.