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No. 1 Longhorns prepare to face Wisconsin in NCAA Final Four

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Seniors Hannah Allison and Khat Bell attempt a block against Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA tournament. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

The No.1 Texas Longhorn Volleyball team (27-2, 16-0 Big 12) will take the court tonight to face No.12-seed Wisconsin (27-9, 12-8 Big Ten) in the Semifinals round of the 2013 NCAA Championship tournament. A win in this round would put Texas in the final game against either No.2 Penn State or No. 3 Washington with a chance to bring home a second straight national title.

The game will take place at KeyArena in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 pm CT. It will be televised on ESPN2.

"We're excited. We've been to eight straight Elite Eights and five out of the last six Final Fours," Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott said. "Every time I go, I make sure to cherish it, because you never know when you'll get back. WE're on an amazing run as a program. It's not something we take for granted."

Going into the match, Texas has won 23-consecutive matches, a record that dates back to September 14th. The Longhorns have also won 10-straight postseason matches, a school record. Texas will face the Wisconsin Badgers for the sixth time, leading the series all-time 4-1.

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