Nov. 9, 2009
Match 21: No. 2/2 TEXAS (19-1, 14-1 Big 12) vs. Texas Tech (2-21, 0-14 Big 12)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm Central
Where: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium)
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All-Time Series Record: Texas Tech, 67-9-2 (H: 30-3, A: 30-2, N: 7-4-2)
Last meeting with Texas Tech: Texas defeated Tech, 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) on Oct. 17, 2009
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 17 meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Nov. 9) ... 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 54 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 12 California, No. 20 Saint Louis, No. 21 Baylor and No. 25 Sand Diego.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Nov. 3) ... the Horns trail two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll by nine points 258-to-249 ... Big 12 foes Iowa State and Nebraska hold the No. 7 and No. 9 positions, respectively ... three of Texas’ non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 3 Hawaii, No.14 California, No. 20 Saint Louis).
STREAKING AT HOME
LONE STAR STATE DOMINANCE
Texas currently owns a 17-match home winning streak at Gregory Gym dating back to Nov. 1, 2008 ... in 2009 Texas has not dropped a set at home, winning all 21 of its sets on its home floor.
Since head coach Jerritt Elliott
arrived in Austin, the Longhorns have emerged as the dominant volleyball program in the state of Texas ... the Longhorns have posted a 67-7 (.905) record against in-state opponents during the Elliott era, including a 17-0 mark against Texas Tech and a 16-1 mark against Baylor ... Texas has won its last 40 matches versus in-state foes, last dropping a match on Oct. 16, 2004 to Texas A&M.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent addition of the NCAA statistics (Nov. 9), Texas ranks No. 3 in the country with its .318 hitting percentage ... UT ranks No. 4 in blocks per-set, averaging 2.95 stuffs each set ... senior outside hitter Destinee Hooker ranks third with 5.75 points and fifth with 4.87 kills per-set.
TOUGH ROW TO HOE
Texas is 19-1 on the season with 10 of its wins coming against ranked opponents and its lone loss coming against No. 8 Iowa State ... 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. 8 Nebraska, No. 10 Iowa State, No. 10 California, No. 15 San Diego, No. 19 Saint Louis, No. 23 Long Beach State, No. 24 Baylor and No. 25 Texas A&M in 2009.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 206-66 (.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 131-43 (.753) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns 19-1 record in 2007 was its best mark since the inception of the league.