LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech travels to Austin for its mid-week Big 12 match, at No. 2 Texas, and then will return home to host Oklahoma for a Saturday afternoon contest at 11:45 a.m. at the United Spirit Arena.
Please Note: Saturday’s match features a time shift to help accommodate several basketball games which are part of the “Duel in the Desert” men’s basketball schedule and the Lady Raiders home regular-season opener with Sam Houston State.
No. 2 Texas also Sits in First in the Big 12 (19-1, 14-1 Big 12) Texas suffered its first loss of the season (at the hands of No. 8 Iowa State last week in Ames) despite a career-best 27 kills from Destinee Hooker in the match. The squad enters the match solidly in first place in the Big 12 with a two-game lead over the Cyclones and is in the midst of a 17-match home winning streak at Gregory Gym, which dates back to Nov. 1, 2008. Texas has not dropped a set in Austin all season and has been ranked in the national top-10 for 54 consecutive weeks.
Head Coach Jerritt Elliott is in his 9th season at the helm of the Longhorns with a 254-75 career record overall, (11th season). The Longhorns are currently on a 17-match winning streak with the Red Raiders, with Tech’s last win coming on Nov. 1, 2000, in Lubbock. Texas is 67-9-2 in the series history with Texas Tech.