The 4th ranked Nebraska volleyball squad has started Big 12 play with a 2-0 mark following wins against ranked Iowa State and Colorado. Now the Huskers will host Kansas as the Huskers put their 85 match streak against the Jayhawks on the line Wednesday night at the NU Coliseum at 7 p.m.
KU is 10-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Huskers have never lost a match to the Jayhawks, as they hold a 84-0-1 advantage over Kansas. The lone tie in the series came in a two-set match (18-16, 7-15) on Nov. 15, 1977. Nebraska has swept the past three meetings between the two programs, with Kansas last winning a set on Sept. 24, 2008, almost two years ago to the date.
5 Things you should know about the Huskers so far this season:
1: The Huskers rank in the top-five nationally in the categories, including blocks (3rd-3.05), kills (3rd-14.95) and assists (4th-13.90).
2: Among Big 12 teams this season, Nebraska is ranked first or second in seven of the eight major statistical categories.
3: Junior middle blocker Brooke Delano leads the Big 12 in both hitting percentage (.415) and blocks per set (1.48). Nationally, Delano ranks ninth in blocks and 17th in hitting percentage.
4: Kayla Banwarth leads the all players in Big 12 play with 5.43 digs per set.
5: Under Head Coach John Cook, the Huskers improved to 286-8 when winning the first set of the match after their 3-0 win over Colorado. The last time Nebraska won the first set and then lost the match was during the 2009 NCAA Regional Final, when Texas won 3-1 after NU won set one, 25-21.
(Information courtesy of Nebraska media relations)