6th-ranked Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas survived tight, 5-set matches to remain undefeated in Big 12 play Wednesday night. Oklahoma also downed Iowa State in 4 sets, halting its 9-mach skid against the Cyclones.
Texas senior pin Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani was out for the match against Baylor in what was a sweep for the Longhorns.
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.
Micaya White notched 18 kills to lead a powerful and efficient attack from #6 Texas past #16 Kentucky in four sets.
No. 6 Texas snapped Texas State’s 5-match win streak, when it opened its home season with a sweep Thursday in Austin, Texas.
In its home opener, which attracted a sellout crowd of 7,052 fans to UW Fieldhouse, 6th-ranked Wisconsin dethroned 2nd-ranked Texas in 4 sets. The Badgers are 3-0 against the Longhorns in the last 10 years, and tied the all-time series, 4-4, with the win.
USC looked like a well-oiled machine as they opened up play 3-0 against a trio of ranked opponents.
Freshman Katarina Luketic had a strong collegiate debut, leading the Longhorns in their season opener.
Once again, Texas goes into a season as the favorites in the Big 12.