No. 10 Kansas Hosts Baylor on Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

No. 10 Kansas vs. Baylor
Lawrence, Kan.
Horejsi Family Athletics Center
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
11:30 a.m. CT
Match Coverage
TV Time Warner Cable SportsChannel
Video ESPN3
Social Twitter | Instagram | #kuvball

Notes Link Kansas Notes | Tickets Link SOLD OUT

No. 10 Kansas volleyball returns home to another sell-out crowd at Horejsi Family Athletics Center for a rematch against Baylor on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. CT. Fresh off becoming the fastest team in program history to reach 20 wins, the Jayhawks (20-1, 8-1 Big 12) will look to extend their 16-match home winning streak against the Bears (14-8, 2-6).

• VolleyBoo
• Youth Volleyball Day
• Trick-or-Treat Candy Giveaway

20-WIN SEASON: With a four-set win at Iowa State on Wednesday, KU reached 20 wins for the fourth consecutive season and 15th time overall. The 2015 Jayhawks are the fastest team in program history to reach 20 wins in a season (21 matches), edging 1991’s squad which reached 20 wins in 23 matches.
KANSAS-BAYLOR SERIES: The Jayhawks have won seven of the last eight meetings with the Bears, including five straight. Baylor leads the all-time series with Kansas, 22-20. KU is 13-7 against Baylor at home, including four straight wins at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.  
• SOLD OUT: Ticketsto Saturday’s match against Baylor are sold out. It marks the fourth time this season tickets have sold out before the date of competition. KU’s previous advance home sell-out crowds were against K-State (9/23), Iowa State (10/10), and Oklahoma (10/21). All of KU’s night or weekend home matches have been played in front of a capacity crowd (1,300 or more fans).
• PAYNE HAS ELITE STATUS: Sophomore right-side hitter Kelsie Payne is the only student-athlete at the NCAA Division I level to rank top-50 in both hitting percentage (.406; 19th) and kills per set (4.1; 40th). In the Big 12, Payne leads the conference in hitting percentage and ranks second in kills per set.
• TOP OF THE BIG 12: No. 10Kansas and No. 2 Texas are tied atop the Big 12 Conference standings with 8-1 records during league play, respectively.
BIG 12 LEADERS: KU leads the Big 12 Conference in in kills per set, hitting percentage, assists per set, and hitting percentage defense. Individual Big 12 leaders include sophomore setter Ainise Havili in assists per set (12.1) and sophomore right-side hitter Kelsie Payne in hitting percentage (.409). Three Jayhawks are listed on the Big 12 kills per set and hitting percentage top-10 lists, respectively.
• ROUND TWO: Wednesday’s win at Iowa State marked the start of the second half of Big 12 Conference double-round robin play; all nine Big 12 volleyball teams play each other twice. The Jayhawks posted a 7-1 record in the first half of regular season conference play. It is the best start in conference play for KU since also starting 7-1 during the first season of Big 12 double-round robin play in 2012.
TOP 10: Kansas is No. 10 in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll. The Jayhawks have been ranked in the top-25 for eight consecutive weeks, including four consecutive weeks in the top-10. Before falling three spots in the rankings on Monday after losing for the first time this season, Kansas had 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.
• WAIT MOVING UP: Junior libero Cassie Wait is steadily climbing KU’s career digs list. With 12 digs on Wednesday, Wait reached 1,115 career digs to pass Kris Kleinschmidt (1988-91; 1,103) for sole possession of seventh place on KU’s career digs list. The Gardner, Kansas, native ranks third in the Big 12 in digs per set (4.7) and anchors a KU defense that is holding opponents to a Big 12-best .161 hitting percentage.
• SET DOMINANCE: TheJayhawks hold a 60-9 (.877) set record this season and have yet to play a five-set match. Kansas has only lost five sets during Big 12 Conference play (21-5; .807).
WINNING STREAK: KU’s 19-match winning streak ended on the road at No. 2 Texas on Friday, Oct. 23. It marked the best start to a season in program history (19-0) and the longest winning streak in program history (W19). During KU’s 19-match winning streak, the Jayhawks held a 57-5 (.919) set record, including a 21-2 (.913) set record in Big 12 play.
• NEXT UP: After Saturday’s contest, justsixmatches remain on KU’s regular season schedule – three home and three away. Kansas visits Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 7 (7 p.m. CT). The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.

Notes Link Kansas Notes | Tickets Link SOLD OUT