LUBBOCK, TX – The biggest game of the season so far is set to take place right here in Lubbock as the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on ESPN’s top-ranked Texas Longhorns at United Supermarkets Arena this Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Red Raiders (13-2, 2-0 Big 12) are coming off a huge sweep of the Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday. Kenna Sauer and Reese Rhodes collected double-doubles in the match and Brooke Kanas posted a team-best six blocks, taking his career total to 275. Three Red Raiders also had double-digit digs – Rhodes (16), KJ Adams (15) and Sauer (11).
Overall, Texas Tech has 761 kills, 694 assists, 80 aces, 857 digs, and 136.0 blocks. Sauer leads the team with 228 kills and 252.0 points, while Kanas leads in hitting percentage (.363) and blocks (56.0). Maddie O’Brien still boasts a team record 30 aces, Rhodes leads with 563 assists and Maddie Correa has a team of 222 digs.
SEARCH THE OPPONENT
No. 1 Texas enters the game 10-0 overall and 2-0 in conference. They rank first in the nation with a .317 hit percentage, fourth in assists per set (13.49) and 10th in kills per set with 14.17. Additionally, the Longhorns have won the last 42 games against the Red Raiders. The undefeated Longhorns have wins over No. 7 Ohio State, No. 12 Stanford, No. 4 Minnesota and Kansas.
As a team, they have 496 kills, 472 assists, 58 aces, 466 digs, and 68.0 blocks. They’re led offensively by preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Logan Eggleston, who has 143 eliminations (4.61 sqs), 171.0 points and 18 aces. Sophomore outside hitter Madisen Skinner follows with 93 kills and 3.21 kills per set. Defensively, Libero Zoe Fleck is the only Longhorn with over 100 digs while she has 162. Senior middle tackle Asjia O’Neal enters the game with a team-best 31.0 blocks, representing almost half of the team blocks.
Tickets for the match can be purchased here. Fans are also encouraged to wear white for the game. Doors must open at 12:30 p.m. and a clear bag policy is in effect. Fans can go to the NW entrance box office from 12 p.m. to purchase tickets.
Follow TexasTechVB on Twitter for all the latest updates, including how to watch the game and where to follow live stats. Sunday’s game will be shown on ESPN and live stats will be available here.