Volleyball Preview: at Southern Miss, at Western Kentucky

Oct. 10, 2014

North Texas Match Notes: Week 7 Get Acrobat Reader

Opponent Match Notes: Southern Miss
Opponent Match Notes: Western Kentucky
Conference USA Notes: Week 7

Match #19: North Texas (12-6, 3-2 C-USA) at Southern Miss (13-8, 2-2 C-USA)

Reed Green Coliseum (8,095) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Friday, Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m. CT

Live Stats: MeanGreenStats.com (Free)
Live Audio: N/A
Live Video: Southern Miss All-Access Online ($)
Radio: N/A
Twitter: #NTvsUSM

Match #20: North Texas (12-6, 3-2 C-USA) at Western Kentucky (16-4, 4-0)

E.A. Diddle Arena (7,326) - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Sunday, Oct. 12, 12:00 p.m. CT

Live Stats: MeanGreenStats.com (Free)
Live Audio: N/A
Live Video: N/A
Radio: N/A
Twitter: #NTvsWKU

Quick Hits:

  • North Texas is looking to continue its current two game winning streak after home victories over La Tech and Marshall last weekend. Southern Miss has yet to win back-to-back conference matches this year. The Golden Eagles are coming off a 3-1 victory against Charlotte on Saturday. Western Kentucky puts a six match winning streak on the line, playing host to Marshall on Friday before taking on the Mean Green.
  • Western Kentucky is currently tied for the top spot in Conference USA with an unblemished conference record (4-0). North Texas (3-2) looks to move up from the sixth spot in the standings, while Southern Miss lies in eighth. In the C-USA preseason poll, WKU was picked to finish second behind UTSA, North Texas was picked fourth, and Southern Miss was slated to finish fifth.
  • The Mean Green are 2-3 in the all-time series with Southern Miss dating back to 1991, with the last match being won by North Texas in five sets just last year. Western Kentucky has had a strong upperhand in the historical tilt, as the former Sun Belt foes have met 15 times since the inaugural match in 2000. North Texas has only swiped victory once over the Hilltoppers in that span.
  • Junior outside hitter Carnae Dillard looks to continue leading not only the Mean Green but the conference and nation as well. Dillard has recorded a nation-high 13 double-doubles so far this season and currently ranks among the top five in three other statistical categories. All of which lead Conference USA.
  • North Texas, coming off an emotional weekend, looks to take their inspiration on the road with them. Coaches and players have expressed their desire to be a part of a team that plays for something bigger than themselves. Follow the inspiration born from a tragic story with #CamStrong on Twitter. 

Around the Conference:

Oct. 10, 2014
  • FIU at Charlotte - 6 p.m.
  • UTSA at LA Tech - 7 p.m.
  • Rice at Middle Tennessee - 7 p.m.
  • UTEP at UAB - 7 p.m.
  • Marshall at WKU - 7 p.m.
Oct. 12, 2014
  • FAU at Charlotte - 12 p.m.
  • Marshall at Southern Miss - 12 p.m.
  • UTSA at UAB - 12 p.m.
  • FIU at LA Tech - 1 p.m.
  • UTEP at Middle Tennessee - 1 p.m.



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