The Jayhawks and Longhorns face off for the second time this year as Texas makes the return trip to Lawrence after beating KU 3 sets to 1 back on September 24.
The matchup is available on the Jayhawk Television Network which is carried by (I believe) Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications within the state of Kansas. Outside of the state (and outside of the KC metro area) you can use ESPN3 to catch the match.
|VOLLEYBALL||Texas @ Kansas|
|Stadium||Horejsi Family Athletics Center (1,300)|
|Series||Texas leads, 40-4|
Jayhawk Television Network
Online (Free): KUAthletics.com/Radio
Texas is 17-2, 9-0 and ranked #2 in the country. UT’s only losses are to top-ranked Nebraska and #4 Wisconsin. Texas is coming off a 3-0 sweep of Oklahoma in Austin.
Kansas is 19-2, 8-1 with its only losses to Texas and then-#14 Purdue at West Lafayette. The Jayhawks are coming off a 3-0 sweep of Texas Tech in Lubbock.
Texas has won 25 matches in a row against the Jayhawks and are 40-4 all-time versus KU. Kansas has finished second to Texas in the Big 12 in each of the past four seasons. This is the fourth straight meeting with both squads ranked in the Top-10.
In the last match, Kansas faltered early after building a big first set lead. Texas won 3-1, but every set was competitive and Kansas should know that they can play with Texas. If Kansas has a weakness, it’s with the sheer number of service errors, which cost KU a win against UT last fall in Lawrence as well. It sounds simple, but KU just needs to get the ball in, play defense, and be efficient on offense, and they will have a great shot to knock off the Longhorns.
If this is ever gonna happen, now is the time.