Oct. 26, 2010
Match 20: No. 10/11 TEXAS (14-5, 9-2 Big 12) vs. No. 2/2 Nebraska (19-1, 11-0 Big 12)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Central
Where: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium)
Live Stats: GameTracker
All-Time Series Record: Texas trails Nebraska, 16-30 (H: 10-10, A: 4-18, N: 2-2)
Last Meeting: Texas lost at Nebraska, 3-1 on Oct. 2, 2010.
Current Streak: Nebraska won the last meeting -Texas has won four of the last five meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 10 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll (Oct. 25) ... Texas has now been ranked in the AVCA Top 25 for 104 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 Nebraska, No. 4 Stanford, 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. 26) ... Big 12 foes in the poll include No. 2 Nebraska and No. 12 Iowa State ... three of Texas’ non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 Illinois ).
TEXAS IN THE RPI
Texas is currently riding its longest winning streak of the season with its six-match run ... the Longhorns are also riding a 20-match home winning streak against Big 12 Conference foes, which dates back to Nov. 1, 2008.
Texas ranks No. 17 in the NCAA RPI released on Oct. 25 ... Texas opponents in the RPI include No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Illinois, No. 3 Nebraska, No. 6 Stanford, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 23 Oklahoma and No. 24 Long Beach State.
ROBERSON ON THE RISE
Junior outside hitter Amber Roberson has posted a or equaled a career-high kill total in five of her last seven matches ... after setting a new career high with 17 kills vs. Texas Tech (Oct. 16), Roberson erupted for a season-best 19 kills in Texas’ win at Kansas on Oct. 20 ... in the sweep of KU, she hit .395 and added eight digs and three blocks to her stat line.
UT IN THE BIG 12 STATS
Through 11 Big 12 matches the Longhorns are blanketing the stats in conference matches and lead the league with .298 team hitting percentage ... senior middle blocker Jennifer Doris headlines the league with a .492 attack mark and junior middle blocker Rachael Adams is No. 2 in the conference with a .452 hitting percentage ... Adams ranks second with 1.42 blocks per-set and ranks eighth in kills (3.45) and sixth in points (4.22).
LAST TIME OUT: vs. KANSAS STATE (Oct. 22)
Texas used a match-high 14-kill performance by senior All-America outside hitter Juliann Faucette to sweep Kansas State (25-19, 25-23, 25-19) and win its sixth-straight match ... Faucette hit at a .480 clip in the victory and recorded eight digs and three blocks ... junior outside hitter Amber Roberson bolstered the UT attack with 11 kills and seven digs, while junior middle blocker Rachael Adams connected for nine kills and senior middle blocker Jennifer Doris added seven.
LAST TIME VS. NEBRASKA (Oct. 2)
Texas came up short at then-No. 3 Nebraska, falling 3-1 despite junior middle blocker Rachael Adams headlining the Horns’ effort with 15 kills on .429 hitting … senior All-America outside hitter Juliann Faucette added 14 kills and eight digs … junior outside hitter Amber Roberson joined them in double-figures with a season-high 13 kills and freshman libero Sarah Palmer steadied the defense with 15 digs in her first start.
KOCHER EARNS BIG 12 POW
Junior setter Michelle Kocher was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Oct. 25 after leading UT to wins over Kansas and Kansas State ... Kocher paced UT to a .379 hitting percentage in its two victories, while averaging 14.00 assists per-set and 2.83 digs per-set ... she recorded a season-high 49 assists in UT’s win at Kansas, added nine digs and led the Horns to a .425 attack mark ... agaisnt Kansas State, she registered 35 assists, eight digs and paced the Longhorns to a .330 team hitting mark.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent edition of the NCAA stats (Oct. 25) the Longhorns rank seventh nationally with their .289 team hitting percentage ... UT also ranks 32nd in the NCAA with 2.55 blocks per-set ... junior middle blocker Rachael Adams ranks fourth nationally with her .434 hitting percentage and 29th with 1.26 blocks per-set.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 220-68 (.764) mark in league action ... Texas’ all-time Big 12 record ranks second to only Nebraska ... during head coach Jerritt Elliott’s 10-year tenure, Texas has posted a 145-45 (.763) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns’ 19-1 record in 2007 and 2009 are their best marks since the inception of the league.