Sooners Host Texas Tech in Home Finale

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
  Texas Tech (15-15, 1-13) at Oklahoma (20-10, 7-7)
 Date  Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | 7 p.m. CT
 Location  Norman, Okla. | McCasland Field House
 Tickets   Tickets Available through the OU Athletics Ticket Office
 Television  Cox Channel 3 (HD 703)
 Online  Stats Webcast | Twitter
 Promotions   Senior Night
 Information    Match NotesMedia Guide

The University of Oklahoma volleyball closes out the home portion of the 2011 regular season Wednesday evening against Texas Tech at 7 p.m. CT. The match airs statewide on Cox Channel 3 (HD 703) in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. Toby Rowland and Brandon Files have the call. A webcast and GameTracker are available at

• Oklahoma is 3-7 in its last 10 matches and has lost four of the last five.
• The Sooners lost to Texas A&M in four Saturday night (26-24, 17-25, 22-25, 16-25).
• Oklahoma won its 20th match of the season on Nov. 16 with a 3-1 win at Kansas.
• It's OU's 15th 20-win season and fourth under Santiago Restrepo (2010, 2007, 2006).
• OU has the lowest service aces allowed (0.86) and blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.73).
• Oklahoma is second in the league in blocks per set allowed (1.86) in conference matches only.
• OU has hit .350 or better in 26 sets this year, including six sets in conference matches.

Sallie McLaurin leads the league with 1.41 bps in conference matches and 1.34 bps in all matches.
• McLaurin has 126 block assists on the year, an OU single season record for the current scoring era.
• The last player to have more block assists in a single year was 137 by Eliane Santos in 2006.
Tara Dunn is second on the team with 2.95 kills per set and ranks 10th in the league in the category.
María Fernanda (1,594) became the Oklahoma career digs leader on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97).
• Fernanda has 555 digs on the year, also a single season record for any scoring era.
• Fernanda is third in the league with 5.00 digs per overall and second with 5.15 per set in Big 12 matches only.
• Fernanda is one of two active Big 12 players to rank in the top 10 of Big 12 career leaders in eight categories.
• Fernanda is eighth all-time on the Big 12 digs list. Current Baylor senior Allison King is second on that same list.
Suzy Boulavsky leads OU with 3.32 kps and is second on the team with 84 block assists, fourth most in a season at OU.
Brianne Barker continues to climb OU's career assists list. She recently moved into third on the list (4,510).
• Barker is one of five players in OU history to rank in the top four of two or more career categories.
• The others include Patrice Arrington, Gloria Holcomb, Joanna Schmitt and Peterson.
• OU has three players ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories (page 7).

• Texas Tech leads the all-time series 34-25 but Oklahoma has won 12 straight in the series.
• Tech's last win against OU was on Nov. 9, 2002. The series is tied 13-all in Norman, where OU's won eight straight.
• The Sooners are 13-2 against the Red Raiders under Restrepo.



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