Sept. 21, 2010
Match 11: No. 12/13 TEXAS (6-4, 1-1 Big 12) vs. Missouri (9-3, 1-1 Big 12)
When: Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Central
Where: Columbia, Mo. (Hearnes Center)
Live Stats: GameTracker
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Missouri, 18-10 (H: 11-3, A: 7-7, N: 0-0)
Last Meeting: Texas defeated Missouri, 3-0 on Nov. 7, 2009 in Columbia
Current Streak: Texas has won the last seven meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 12 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Sept. 20) ... UT fell out of the Top 10 on Sept. 20 for the first time in 62 straight weeks ... Texas has now been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 for 99 consecutive weeks, dating back to 2004 ... Texas fell out of the top five on Sept. 13, snapping its 34-week streak in the top-five ... UT opponents in the poll include No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 9 Illinois, No. 11 Iowa State and No. 23 Long Beach State ... UT was No. 3 in the preseason poll.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 13 spot in the latest Volleyball Magazine Poll (Sept. 21) ... Big 12 foes in the poll include No. 4 Nebraska and No. 10 Iowa State ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 Florida and No. 8 Illinois ).
TEXAS SNAPS LOSING SKID
The Longhorns snapped their first three-match losing streak in seven seasons with its 3-0 sweep of Baylor in their Big 12 home opener on Sept. 18 ... junior middle blocker Rachael Adams led all players with 10 kills, committing just one error on 18 swings, posting a .500 attack mark and adding four blocks.
ADAMS LEADING THE WAY
Junior middle blocker Rachael Adams has continued to grow as a go-to player for Texas in 2010 ... she leads Texas in hitting percentage with a .359 mark, while ranking sixth in the Big 12 ... her 1.09 blocks per-set lead the Horns and rank 10th-best in the league ... Adams ranks second on the club with 2.42 kills per-set ... the Cincinnati, Ohio, native began her hot streak in Texas' 3-2 loss to No. 4 Florida (Sept. 11), connecting for a career-best 14 kills on .455 hitting en route to earning Nike Big Four Classic All-Tournament Team honors.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 212-67 (.760) mark in league action ... Texas' all-time Big 12 record ranks second to only Nebraska ... during head coach Jerritt Elliott's nine-year tenure, Texas has posted a 137-44 (.757) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns' 19-1 record in 2007 and 2009 are their best marks since the inception of the league.