Oct. 19, 2010
Match 18: No. 10/10 TEXAS (12-5, 7-2 Big 12) at Kansas (13-7, 4-5 Big 12)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Central
Where: Lawrence, Kan. (Horesji Family Athletics Center)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Internet Video: KUAthletics.com (subscription required)
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Kansas, 27-4 (H: 13-1, A: 11-3, N: 3-0)
Last Meeting: Texas defeated Kansas, 3-0 on Nov. 28, 2009 in Austin
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 11 meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 10 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll (Oct. 18) ... Texas has now been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 for 103 consecutive weeks, dating back to 2004 ... ... UT fell out of the Top 10 on Sept. 20 for the first time in 62 straight weeks ... 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 Florida, No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Nebraska, No. 6 Illinois and No. 12 Iowa State ... UT was No. 3 in the preseason poll.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 10 spot in the latest Volleyball Magazine Poll (Oct. 19) ... Big 12 foes in the poll include No. 3 Nebraska and No. 12 Iowa State ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Stanford and No. 6 Illinois ).
ROBERSON CATCHING FIRE
Junior outside hitter Amber Roberson headlined Texas' attack last week in its victories over Oklahoma and Texas Tech ... she was dominant in the two wins, hitting at a .354 clip and averaging 4.93 points and 4.29 kills per-set ... Roberson shined in the Longhorns 3-1 victory at Oklahoma, equaling a then-career high with 13 kills and in Texas' 3-0 win over Texas Tech, she hammered out a career-high 17 kills on .500 hitting, while adding six digs, two service aces and two blocks.
UT IN THE BIG 12 STATS
Through nine Big 12 matches the Longhorns are blanketing the conference only stats and lead the league with .282 team hitting percentage ... senior middle blocker Jennifer Doris headlines the league with a .455 attack mark and junior middle blocker Rachael Adams is No. 2 in the conference with a .443 hitting percentage ... Adasm ranks second with 1.47 blocks per-set and ranks sixth in kills (3.47) and points (4.28)
TEXAS IN THE RPI
Texas ranks No. 18 in the NCAA RPI released on Oct. 18 ... Texas opponents in the RPI include No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Stanford, No. 13 Iowa State and No. 19 Oklahoma.
ADAMS ANCHORING THE MIDDLE
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 .426 mark, while ranking second in the Big 12 and tying for fifth-best in the NCAA ... during league is No. 2 in the conference with a .443 attack mark ... her 1.29 blocks per-set lead the Horns and rank fourth-best in the league ... Adams ranks second on the club with 2.88 kills per-set ... she began her hot streak at No. 4 Florida (Sept. 11), posting a career-best 14 kills on .455 hitting ... in her last 10 matches she is averaging 3.38 kills and 1.49 blocks per-set and is hitting a team-best .444.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent edition of the NCAA stats (Oct. 18) the Longhorns rank 15th nationally with their .279 team hitting percentage ... UT also ranks 35th in the NCAA with 2.53 blocks per-set ... junior middle blocker Rachael Adams ranks fifth nationally with her .426 hitting percentage and 28th with 1.27 blocks per-set.