No. 7 Kansas Faces Oklahoma on Wednesday
|No. 7 Kansas vs. Oklahoma
Horejsi Family Athletics Center
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. CT
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• Fan Appreciation Day
• KANSAS-OKLAHOMA SERIES: Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Kansas, 47-33. The Jayhawks lead the series in matches played in Lawrence, 18-15, including three straight wins at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
• SOLD OUT: Wednesday’s match against Oklahoma sold out of tickets before the date of competition for the third time this season. KU’s previous advance home sell-out crowds were against K-State (9/23) and Iowa State (10/10). All of KU’s night or weekend home matches have been played in front of a capacity crowd (1,300 or more fans).
• TOP 10: Moving up two spots to No. 7 this week, Kansas has reached a program-high ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll for five consecutive weeks. Entering the season, KU’s highest ranking was No. 17 at the end of 2013 season.
• HIGH-OCTANE OFFENSE: KU leads the Big 12 Conference in in kills (15.2), hitting percentage (.316), aces (1.6), and assists (14.2). Sophomore setter Ainise Havili leads the nation in assists per set (12.6).
• UNDEFEATED: The Jayhawks (18-0, 6-0 Big 12) are one of two remaining undefeated teams at the NCAA Division I level (Kansas, USC).
• UNPRECEDENTED: KU’s 18-match winning streak is the best start to a season in program history and the longest winning streak in program history. Kansas is chasing what would be a program-best fourth consecutive bid to the NCAA tournament.
• HAVILI SETTING THE NATIONAL PACE: Sophomore setter Ainise Havili ranks second in the nation in assists per set (12.3) and guides KU’s high-octane offense to a .316 hitting percentage (second in the nation). On Oct. 13, Havili was named the Sport Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week.
• KILLERS: Kansas is the only team in the Big 12 with three players who rank top-10 in kills per set in the league. The Jayhawks are represented by Kelsie Payne (2nd), Tiana Dockery (5th), and Madison Rigdon (8th).
• WAIT ANCHORS BACK ROW: Junior libero Cassie Wait has just five reception errors all season as KU’s primary passer, good for a .989 reception percentage. Wait ranks third in the Big 12 in digs per set (4.8) and is steadily climbing KU’s career digs list, currently eighth with 1,070 career digs.
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