THIS WEEKEND'S ACTION AT THE MEAN GREEN VOLLEYBALL CENTER
North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee - Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
North Texas vs. Western Kentucky - Sunday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.
(Don't forget to wear your Halloween costume)
DENTON, Texas - North Texas is cruising into the home stretch of the Sun Belt volleyball season with a league-best six-match winning streak, which includes last weekend's victories over Troy and South Alabama. But now the road gets tougher with Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky coming to town this weekend.
The Mean Green encourages every fan to come to Sunday's match in Halloween costumes. As always, North Texas' house band "Back Side Pick" will be playing for the Sun Belt's biggest crowds.
If the season were to end now, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky would be atop the Sun Belt standings and would earn the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds entering the SBC Tournament. The Blue Raiders are the defending Sun Belt Champions, and have been to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four years.
MTSU has won three straight matches following their lone league loss at the hands of FIU. The Hilltoppers are tied with NT for the longest league win streak at six matches. Junior Tiffany Elmore is coming off a school-record .812 hitting percentage on 16 attacks against ULM on Sunday.
The Mean Green, which would be the No. 3 seed it the tournament started today, is 5-1 at home in 2010 and leads the Sun Belt West Division by two matches over Arkansas State. NT leads the league in digs and assists, and ranks second in opponent hitting percentage and kills. Setter Kayla Saey leads the SBC in assists with 11.23 per set and Amy Huddleston's 3.61 kills per set ranks second.
North Texas guaranteed itself a winning season with its win over Troy on Friday, a noteworthy feat in Mean Green history. Since the program began in 1976 only six other NT squads have posted a winning record, and only two in the last 15 years.
Sunday's match will also feature the year's final postgame free youth clinic. The event will kick off approximately 20 minutes following the 1 p.m. match against Western Kentucky.