Sunshine State Showdown

Nov. 15, 2013

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North Texas (16-12, 8-4) vs. Florida Atlantic (11-15, 3-9)
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 • 7 p.m. ET
Boca Raton, Fla. • “The Burrow” (5,000)
NT is 6-1 all time against the Owls. NT knocked off the Owls in four in their last encounter. 

North Texas (16-12, 8-4) vs. FIU (11-15, 5-8)
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 • 1 p.m. ET
Miami • U.S. Century Bank Arena (5,000)
NT is 4-11 all time against the Golden Panthers. The Mean Green fell to FIU in their last meeting in three.

Mean Green Storylines:

• The Conference Tourney Is Not Enough
North Texas clinched a spot in the C-USA volleyball tournament with its win over Tulane on Nov. 3. With two matches remaining, the Mean Green can still earn a bye in the C-USA conference tournament by winning out against Florida Atlantic and FIU. It is tied for fourth place in the conference (top four teams receive byes) and is in a tie with Middle Tennessee, a team NT beat earlier this season and, therefore, owns the tiebreaker over.

• Nobody Does It Better
North Texas, with its wins over Tulane and UTEP, is riding its second four-game win streak of the season. Now is the right time for the Mean Green to catch fire as it well need to take the final two matches to ensure a bye. 

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