Saturday belonged to the home teams in the Big 12 as TCU handed Texas Tech its first loss, Kansas upset No. 22 Baylor and No. 6 Texas swept Iowa State to stay atop the conference standings.
Big 12 Conference Sept. 28, 2018 Both Friday matches were decided in four sets with the home team coming out…
#6 Texas hit at a .333 clip and put up 12 blocks in a sweep of #18 Baylor on Wednesday, extending the Longhorns’ win streak over the Bears in Austin to 43 matches and improving the all-time series record to 82-2.
It was a big day in the Big 12. Texas Tech defeated West Virginia, 3-1, for its first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2000, Kansas earned its 7th consecutive win over TCU and Baylor sophomore Yossiana Pressley had a record-breaking day.
Sophomore Yossiana Pressley guided 12th-ranked Baylor to a 5-set victory over RV Iowa State with a school record and career-high 39-kill effort.
The Top 25 matchup between 6th-ranked Texas and 23rd-ranked Kansas State was all that and then some, as it took 5 sets for the Longhorns to earn the victory on the road. The surprise of the night came in Waco, Texas, as Texas Tech knocked off 12th-ranked Baylor for its first ranked win since 2012.
It wasn’t an easy road, but 12th-ranked Baylor battled its way to a UTSA Invitational Tournament team championship with a pair of wins in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Bears outlasted the Roadrunners in 5 sets on Friday and Virginia Tech in straight sets on Saturday.
UTRGV made history, downing 15th-ranked Baylor in 4 sets to record its best win over a ranked foe. The Lady Bears recovered, notching a 3-1 win against Rice in the nightcap.
Baylor notches highest ranked win in program history with win over No. Wisconsin while Rice opens the Baylor Classic with a sweep of UTRGV.