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Tech VB plays Oklahoma in Norman Wednesday, Nov. 23rd

 Tech Volleyball plays the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at 7pm CST at the McCasland Field House in Norman, OK.   This will be Tech and Oklahoma's 15th Conference game. In their last meeting, Tech lost in an extremely tight match that went to 5 sets.  This will be Tech's final road game.

Tech needs to beat OU tonight and Mizzou on Saturday to have a winning season. Tech is coming off a loss to Kansas State and OU lost to A&M last Saturday.  These two teams have met 59 times with Tech leading the series 34-25.  Tech is 13-13 in matches played in Norman.

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Current Record:  Tech's record is 15-15,1-13.  Oklahoma's current record is 20-10,7-7.

Keys to the Match:  The Red Raiders have found success this season when opening the match with a first-set victory as Tech is 14-3 when doing so. Where Tech has struggled is overcoming an early deficit as the Red Raiders are only 1-12 when dropping the opening set.

Coaches:  This is Don Flora's first season coaching the Lady Red Raiders.  The Oklahoma coach, Santiago Restrepo, is in his 8th season with the Sooners.  His current record at OU is 142-104.

Competition:  This will be the 59th meeting between the Lady Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Live Stats:

Live Video:

TV (in OK): Match to air statewide in OK on Cox Channel 3


Texas Tech is ranked 14th in the nation in Blocks per Set. (2.78 stuffs per set average).   That strong block has helped limit Tech's opponents to a hitting percentage of just .164, which ranks atop the league. That number flips, however, in league action as Big 12 teams are hitting .243 against Tech, which ranks eighth.

The Red Raiders are led by outside hitter Amanda Dowdy. The senior is the team's top offensive weapon and also plays a key role defensively as she also is second on the team in digs with a 3.29 average. Dowdy pounds out an impressive 4.00 kills a set to rank fourth in the conference overall. She is one of the most decorated players in Tech history as she is second in career kills with 1,445 and trails only Kelly Johnson, who played from 2001-04.

The Red Raiders have held their opponents to a combined .164 hitting percentage so far this season.

 The current BIG12 stats for Tech and Oklahoma for matches played through Nov. 22nd :



Hitting Percentage Sets Played Kills Errors Total Attempts Percentage
4. Oklahoma 117 1558 526 4247 0.243
9. Texas Tech 107 1325 585 3688 0.201
Opponent Hitting Pct Sets Played Kills Errors Total Attempts Percentage
2. Texas Tech 107 1277 662 3748 0.164
5. Oklahoma 117 1538 714 4453 0.185
Assists Sets Played # of Assists Avg/Set    
5. Oklahoma 117 1442 12.32    
9. Texas Tech 107 1243 11.62    
Kills Sets Played # of Kills Avg/Set    
5. Oklahoma 117 1558 13.32    
9. Texas Tech 107 1325 12.38    
Blocks Sets Played Blocks Solo Block Assists Ttl Team Blocks Avg/Set
1. Texas Tech 107 52 490 297 2.78
6. Oklahoma 117 65 447 288.5 2.47
Service Aces Sets Played Total # Avg/Set    
6. Oklahoma 117 136 1.16    
7. Texas Tech 107 123 1.15    
Digs Sets Played Total # Avg/Set    
4. Oklahoma 117 1816 15.52    
6. Texas Tech 107 1540 14.39