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Tech VB plays Kansas today in Lubbock and game also supports the WWP

 

Tech Volleyball plays Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 5pm CST at the USA in Lubbock, TX.  This will be Tech and Kansas' 13th Conference game.

The Lady Red Raiders are also participating in the Wounded Warrior Project and will wear specially-designed camouflage jerseys against Kansas. The uniform tops will have camouflage numbering and "FREEDOM" written across the back.

Tech lost to the Kansas 3-1 on Oct 22nd in Lawrence, KS.  These two teams have met 32 times and have split those games, each with 16 wins. Tech defeated the Lady Jayhawks last year in Lubbock in a five set match. Tech is 8-6 all time when playing Kansas in Lubbock.

More after the Jump  ...

Current Record:  Tech's  (15-12,1-11).  Kansas' current record is 13-12,1-11.

Keys to the Match: Tech has to come out strong in the first set. The Red Raiders have found success this season when opening the match with a first-set victory as Tech is 14-2 when doing so. Where Tech has struggled is overcoming an early deficit as the Red Raiders are only 1-9 when dropping the opening set.

Coaches:  This is Don Flora's first season coaching the Lady Red Raiders.  The Kansas coach, Ray Bechard, is in his 14th season with the Jayhawks.  His current record at UT is 220-200.

Competition:  This will be the 33rd meeting between the Lady Red Raiders and the Kansas Jayhawks

Live stats and video:  www.texastech.com

Notes:

Texas Tech is ranked 7th in the nation in Blocks per Set. (2.95 stuffs per set average)

Amanda Dowdy became just the second player all time to reach 4,000 attempts over a career as her 48 swings against Texas moved her to 4,006 during her four seasons. She joins Kelly Johnson as the only players to reach the mark. Johnson owns the school record with 5,142 swings during the 2001-04 seasons.

The Red Raiders have held their opponents to a combined .130 hitting percentage so far this season, which is the lowest in the Big 12.

 The current BIG12 stats for Tech and UT for matches played through Nov 11th:

 

Hitting Percentage Sets Played Kills Errors Total Attempts Percentage
7. Kansas 95 1215 510 3258 0.216
9. Texas Tech 94 1161 514 3231 0.2
           
Opponent Hitting Pct Sets Played Kills Errors Total Attempts Percentage
1. Texas Tech 94 1096 595 3280 0.153
6. Kansas 95 1173 569 3319 0.0182
           
Assists Sets Played # of Assists Avg/Set    
8. Kansas 95 1127 11.86    
9. Texas Tech 94 1080 11.49    
           
Kills Sets Played # of Kills Avg/Set    
8. Kansas 95 1215 12.79    
9. Texas Tech 94 1161 12.35    
           
Blocks Sets Played Blocks Solo Block Assists Ttl Team Blocks Avg/Set
1. Texas Tech 94 48 442 269 2.86
3. Kansas 95 54 384 246 2.59
           
Service Aces Sets Played Total # Avg/Set    
7. Texas Tech 94 108 1.15    
8. Kansas 95 105 1.11    
           
Digs Sets Played Total # Avg/Set    
6. Texas Tech 94 1344 14.3    
7. Kansas 95 1347 14.18