Oct. 22, 2009
Match 16: No. 2/2 TEXAS (15-0, 10-0 Big 12) vs. Colorado (6-13, 1-9 Big 12)
When: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Central
Where: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Internet Audio/Video: Watch Texas Volleyball home matches FREE on TexasSports.TV
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Colorado, 23-8 (H: 11-4, A: 11-4, N: 1-0)
Last meeting with Colorado: Texas defeated Colorado, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-8) on Sept. 23, 2009
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 11 meetings
Tickets can be purchased at TexasBoxOffice.com. Fans can purchase their tickets online, print them at home and skip all lines at the match. Tickets can also be purchased at the match or by calling the UT Athletics Ticket Office at 512-471-3333.
• Scout Night: $3 tickets for all girl scouts and boy scouts and guests, scouts will receive a UT Athletics Scout patch at the match - ADVANCE SALE ONLY by calling 512-232-3865
• Teacher Appreciation Night: $4 Bundle Pack available to all teachers and guests - ADVANCE SALE ONLY by calling 512-232-3865
• Faculty/Staff Night: $3 general admission ticket available to all Univ. of Texas faculty and staff. Faculty and staff may purchase tickets at Bellmont Hall (M-F; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or at the Gregory Gym box office before the match. Valid UTID must be presented at time of purchase. UT faculty and staff are encouraged to purchase tickets for this match in advance as this match is expected to sell out.
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Oct. 19) ... UT received seven first-place votes ... Texas' No. 2 preseason ranking was its highest ranking in the AVCA poll since UT finished the 1995 season ranked second ... UT has now been ranked in the Top 10 for 51 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 15 California, No. 21 Texas A&M, No. 22 San Diego, No. 23 Baylor and No. 24 Saint Louis, .
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Oct. 20) ... the Horns trail two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll by 12 points 277-to-269 ... Big 12 foes Nebraska and Iowa State hold the No. 6 and No. 13 positions, respectively ... three of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 4 Hawaii, No.15 California).
TEXAS No. 1 in NCAA RPI
In the most recent release of the NCAA RPI (Oct. 19), Texas ranks No. 1 ... No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Illinois and No. 5 Washington round out the top five ... Big 12 rivals Iowa State and Nebraska rank No. 15 and No. 17, respectively.
TOUGH ROW TO HOE
Texas is 15-0 on the season with eight of its wins coming against ranked opponents ... Texas' season-opening streak of seven wins against ranked opponents was the longest in program history, while the seven straight matches against ranked opponents tied a UT record set in 1995 ... the Horns have defeated No. 4 Hawaii, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 10 Iowa State, No. 10 California, No. 15 San Diego, No. 19 Saint Louis, No. 23 Long Beach State and No. 24 Baylor in 2009.
Texas is off to the third-best start in UT history ... its 14-0 start is the best since 2004 when the Horns began the year 16-0 ... the Texas record was set in 1990 when UT opened 26-0.
Texas is currently riding a 24-match regular-season winning streak that dates back to Nov. 1, 2008 against Texas A&M ... the regular-season streak is the second-longest in program history (record is 26 in 1990) ... Texas currently owns a 15-match home winning streak at Gregory Gym dating back to Nov. 1, 2008.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent addition of the NCAA statistics (Oct. 19), Texas ranks No. 2 in the country in blocks per-set, averaging 3.10 stuffs each set ... the Horns also rank second nationally in hitting percentage with a .317 mark ... senior outside hitter Destinee Hooker ranks third with 5.67 points and fourth with 4.77 kills per-set.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 202-65 (.757) 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 127-42 (.751) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns 19-1 record in 2007 was its best mark since the inception of the league.