|Kansas State Wildcats (15-6, 4-3) at No. 22 Oklahoma (18-5, 5-2)|
||Saturday, October 22, 2011 | 2 p.m. CT|
|Location||Norman, Okla. | McCasland Field House|
|Promotions||Fan Appreciation Day|
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NORMAN, Okla. - The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma (RPI: 25) volleyball team returns home Saturday afternoon to face the Kansas State Wildcats (RPI: 30) in a 2 p.m. CT contest at McCasland Field House. Admission to the match is free and GameTracker is available at SoonerSports.com.
A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA AS A TEAM
Oklahoma rebounded from an 0-2 deficit to down Kansas in five sets Oct. 15 (23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-9) ... OU has the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.74) and service aces allowed (0.85) ... Oklahoma is second in the league in blocks per set allowed (2.00) in conference matches only ... The Sooners are third in the league with 2.59 blocks per set and 16.36 digs per set in Big 12 matches only ... OU has hit .350 or better in 24 sets this year.
|Player to Watch: Maria Fernanda|
Became the Oklahoma career digs leader (1,446) on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... Needs 144 to break her single season record set a year ago ... Third in the league with 4.90 digs per overall and 5.03 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Led the team with 21 digs against Kansas ... Team leader with 20 digs at Texas A&M ... Led the team in digs with 18 against Iowa State ... Team leader in digs with 31 against Missouri ... Also had seven digs against the Tigers ... Led the team with 28 digs at Texas Tech ... Also had two service aces against the Red Raiders ... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26 ... Had 21 digs against No. 8 Texas ... Went perfect on serve receive ... Added three service aces ... Led the team with 27 digs against Baylor.
A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA INDIVIDUALLY
María Fernanda (1,446) became the Oklahoma career digs leader on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... She needs 144 to break her single season record set a year ago ... Fernanda is third in the league with 4.90 digs per overall and 5.03 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Sallie McLaurin is third in the Big 12 with a .364 hitting percentage (overall) ... McLaurin is second in the league with 1.40 bps in all matches and leads the Big 12 with 1.61 bps in conference matches ... McLaurin needs just 23 block assists to surpass her single season record set last year ... Suzy Boulavsky leads OU with 3.27 kps and is second on the team with 61 block assists, ninth most in a season at OU ... Brianne Barker continues to climb OU's career assists list. She needs 164 to move past Karen Meyers (4,414) into third ... OU has four players ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories.
ABOUT THE SERIES HISTORY
Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Kansas 48-24-1 and holds a 22-11 advantage in matches played in Norman ... OU has won eight of the last 10 meetings. Kansas State has won six of the last 10 meetings in Norman ... Oklahoma has swept the series meetings the last two years. The two last split the yearly series in 1990 ... The Sooners are 8-6 against the Wildcats under Santiago Restrepo.