Seniors Maria Fernanda and Morgan Reynolds will be honored Wednesday night before Oklahoma takes on TCU.
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The Sooners are 7-2 when returning to the court after a loss, bouncing back in good form, all but once.
The exception occured on Oct. 28 when Oklahoma dropped its second decision in as many matches, the first equation of its kind on the year, when it lost to No. 8 Texas in three sets. Before facing the Longhorns, OU had lost to fellow Top-25 opponent No. 22 Iowa State.
It then occured again when the Sooners suffered back-to-back losses against a No. 20 Iowa State and No. 22 Kansas Squad in the final weeks of the regular season.
Oklahoma faces a tough stretch of opponents with three ranked foes in its final four contests of the 2012 regular season with No. 20 Iowa State at home on Nov. 10 (L, 3-0; 12-25, 20-25, 21-25), immediately followed by a trip to Lawrence, Kan. to face No. 22 Kansas (L, 3-0; 18-25, 27-29, 24-26) who held a 13-1 record on their home court at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center headed into the matchup against the Sooners.
The contest against Kansas marked the third time this season that Oklahoma has battled in back-to-back contests against Top-25 opponents.
The Sooners close out the season at No. 25 Kansas State on Sat., Nov. 24.
Oklahoma notched its first season sweep of its 2012 campaign after it defeated Texas Tech in three on Oct. 31, and its second imediately after when it topped WVU in three on Nov. 3. It followed with its third straight victory and third series sweep with a 3-1 win over Baylor on Nov. 7.
The Sooners have two more opportunities to sweep Big 12 opponents on the season with Kansas State and TCU as they close out the remainder of the 2012 regular season.
-- The University of Oklahoma volleyball team (19-10, 8-6 Big 12) welcomes TCU (14-13, 3-11 Big 12) to McCasland Field House Wednesday evening for its last home match of the regular season. The Sooners then travel to Manhattan, Kan., for the 2012 season finale against No. 25 Kansas State (21-6, 8-6 Big 12). First serve is set for 7 p.m. in each match.
Seniors Maria Fernanda and Morgan Reynolds will don the Crimson and Cream one last time Wednesday night in their final match at McCasland Field House.
Oklahoma returns to the court after back-to-back losses against Iowa State (3-0; 25-20, 25-20, 25-21) and Kansas (25-18, 29-27, 26-24).
Last week against a No. 22 Jayhawk squad, Fernanda made one of several career moves this season after she took sole possession of second place on the Big 12 career digs list with a team-high 13-dig performance. Fernanda has registered 471 digs this season, moving her from eighth, where she began the year, to second. She has totaled 2,119 career digs.
TCU hosts Oklahoma after three consecutive losses to Kansas State, Baylor and Kansas. The Horned Frogs' last win came on Nov. 7, 2012, when they swept Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
In its most recent loss, TCU was swept by No. 22 Kansas (3-0; 25-18, 25-14, 25-17). Stephanie Holland led the Horned Frogs with nine kills, while Alexia Heist led in assists and Sutton Sunstrum led in digs with 16 and 11, respectively.
TCU has picked up two wins against Texas Tech and one against West Virginia, to hold a 3-11 record in the Big 12.
The Sooners topped the Horned Frogs earlier this season at University Recreation Center in Fort Worth, Texas, to lead the series 5-1 heading into the final contest between both teams. With the win in October, Oklahoma has taken the last four meetings since 2005, when it took home a 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17) victory over the Horned Frogs in Lubbock, Texas.
Oklahoma ends a four-match stretch of three top-25 opponents when it travels to Manhattan to conclude the regular season against a No. 25 Wildcat squad.
On the year, the Sooners are 2-8 against ranked foes with wins over Kansas State and Kentucky that occurred at home and a neutral location, respectively.
Last time the two teams met was on Sept. 19, when Oklahoma knocked off an undefeated No. 11 Wildcat squad at McCasland Field House. Since then, K-State has totaled an 8-7 record in conference play, and is looking to bounce back after back-to-back losses against then-No. 19 Iowa State and Texas Tech.
The Wildcats have taken six of the last 10 meetings in Manhattan, but Oklahoma leads the overall series 50-25-1, including an 18-13 advantage when they take to the court at Ahearn Field House.
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