Ronika Stone spiked home the final point in a five-set victory Friday over Baylor that advanced the Oregon volleyball team to the regional round of NCAA Tournament play for the first time since 2014.
Texas defeated Baylor 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-14) at the Ferrell Center on Friday night to win its 11th Big 12 Conference Championship.
For the fourth time this season, two recipients of the Big 12 weekly awards hailed from the same institution as Baylor’s Shelly Fanning and Tara Wulf both earned the honors. Kansas State’s Brooke Heyne received her second Rookie of the Week award.
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.
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.
Baylor star outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was not in action during Baylor’s recent loss to Kansas.
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.
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.
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.