Nov. 16, 2009
Match 22: No. 2/2 TEXAS (20-1, 15-1 Big 12) vs. Kansas State (10-16, 4-12 Big 12)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm Central
Where: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium)
Television: Time Warner Cable's Texas Channel in select markets around the state (click here for listings)
Internet Video: Watch Texas Volleyball home matches FREE on TexasSports.TV
Live Stats: GameTracker
All-Time Series Record: Kansas State, 22-7 (H: 11-3, A: 10-4, N: 1-0)
Last meeting with Kansas State: Texas defeated KSU, 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) on Oct. 2, 2009
Current Streak: Texas has won the last 12 meetings
TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Nov. 16) ... 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 55 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 3 Hawaii, No. 8 Iowa State, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 11 California, No. 20 Saint Louis and No. 24 Baylor.
HORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Nov. 10) ... the Horns trail two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll by 20 points 280-to-260 ... 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.13 California, No. 20 Saint Louis).
TEXAS AND THE BIG 12
In the Big 12 stats, Texas is the best hitting team by a large margin ... the Horns are hitting .324 overall and .323 in Big 12 play, while Nebraska ranks second, hitting .249 overall and .257 in league action ... UT leads Baylor in blocking 2.93-to-2.62 overall and leads Iowa State 2.72-to-2.68 in Big 12 play.
STREAKING AT HOME
Texas currently owns an 18-match home winning streak at Gregory Gym dating back to Nov. 1, 2008 ... in 2009 Texas has dropped just one set at home, posting a 24-1 sets won record on its home floor.
UT, No. 1 in NCAA RPI
In the most recent release of the NCAA RPI (Nov. 16), Texas ranks No. 1 ... No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Illinois and No. 5 Washington round out the top five ... Big 12 rivals Iowa State and Nebraska rank No. 9 and No. 12, respectively.
TEXAS IN THE NCAA STATS
In the most recent addition of the NCAA statistics (Nov. 16), Texas ranks No. 2 in the country with its .324 hitting percentage ... UT ranks No. 4 in blocks per-set, averaging 2.93 stuffs each set ... senior outside hitter Destinee Hooker ranks third with 5.75 points and sixth with 4.83 kills per-set.