Press Release courtesy of Texas Athletics
No. 3 Texas (17-2, 9-0) at Kansas State (9-14, 2-8)
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Ahearn Field House (5,000) – Manhattan, Kan.
Television: ESPNU, Paul Sunderland and Kevin Barnett on the call
All-time Series vs. Kansas State: Texas leads the series, 38-7 (H: 20-3, A: 17-4, N: 1-0)
Last Texas Win: September 30, 2017 (3-0)
Last Kansas State Win: October 15, 2003 (3-2)
• No. 3 Texas kicked off the second half of the Big 12 season with a sweep of West Virginia (25-19, 28-26, 25-17) at home on Saturday night. The Longhorns outblocked the Mountaineers, 8.0 to 1.0 and held them to a .151 efficiency.
• Through nine Big 12 matches, Texas has outblocked its opponents, 100.0 to 42.0 and posted a .320 hitting efficiency, holding its opponents to a .167 mark. Sophomore Micaya White leads the Longhorns in kills (114-23-307, .296) and aces (11, 0.34/set), freshman Ashley Shook leads in assists (352, 11.00/set), senior Cat McCoy leads in digs (136, 4.25/set), and senior Chiaka Ogbogu leads in blocks (59, 1.84/set).
• McCoy and Ogbogu are embarking on Texas records in the coming weeks. McCoy is one dig away from being the Longhorns’ all-time digs leader, while Ogbogu is 19 blocks away from becoming Texas’ all-time leader in block assists.
• With an .810 winning percentage after passing 400 total Big 12 Conference play matches all-time (405), Texas plays a 406th against Kansas State. The Longhorns are 181-71 (.718 winning percentage) all-time in Big 12 road matches.
• Texas is closing in on its average winning streak of 11 matches opening conference play, looking to extend a current 9-0 start in 2017 Big 12 Conference play.
• The Longhorns are ranked as the Big 12’s most potent team on both offense and defense, leading the conference in hitting percentage (.320) and opponent hitting percentage (.167). Texas also leads the conference in blocks (3.12/set).
• Texas’ leading blockers have all improved by at least 0.50/set from 2016, contributing to a nation-leading block (3.36/set) and a current fourth-highest all-time average blocks per set in program history.
• Texas has been ranked as the nation’s top blocking team (3.36/set) for over a month (Sept 13) and has the eighth-lowest opponent hitting percentage in the nation (.147). Outblocking opponents in 18 of 19 matches., the Longhorns have recorded a blocking advantage od 222.0 to 89.5.