Fueled by 17 kills from Brooke Heyne and 15 more from Kylee Zumach, K-State rallied from a two-set deficit to win in five sets over Kansas in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown Wednesday night.
9th-ranked Texas remains alone at the top of Big 12 standings with an 8-1 record following a sweep on the road of Iowa State Wednesday. RV Baylor and Oklahoma are tied for third in the conference with 5-4 marks, also registering victories midweek.
After helping shut down two ranked opponents, Kansas State student-athletes Sarah Dixon and Brooke Heyne earn honors, while Micaya White (Texas) and Keyton Kinley (Oklahoma) were also named award winners after week nine.
Kansas State stunned 19th-ranked Kansas at home to earn its first Big 12 victory of the 2018 season Wednesday night. The Wildcats outdid their opponent in attack percentage (.242 to .173) and at the service line (10 to 3) to hand the Jayhawks their first conference loss of the year.
Jada Burse led the way for the KU attack as they withstood a Texas comeback to score the upset and claim first in the Big 12.
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.
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.
Overall, the Big 12 has challenged itself against the nation’s best in the non-conference slate, which makes its collective 70-32 (.686) pre-conference mark deceiving.
Kansas State, Iowa State and TCU earned the Big 12’s Week 2 accolades. K-State’s Sarah Dixon was tabbed Offensive Player…
Baylor has now won their sixth-straight Big 12 match and second-straight over Kansas State with the four-set victory over the Wildcats.