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No. 5 volleyball improves to 2-0 in Big 12 play with win over No. 8 Kansas

Junior outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu hit .514 and had 20 kills to lead the No. 5 University of Texas volleyball team past No. 8 Kansas to improve to 10-2 overall and 2-0 against Big 12 opponents (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Junior outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu hit .514 and had 20 kills to lead the No. 5 University of Texas volleyball team past No. 8 Kansas to improve to 10-2 overall and 2-0 against Big 12 opponents (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — In an early-season matchup of national heavyweights, the No. 5 University of Texas volleyball team knocked off No. 8 Kansas, 3-1 (27-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-19) Saturday in its Big 12 home opener at Gregory Gymnasium.

The matchup was the third straight between UT and KU in which both teams were ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation.

The Longhorns extended their wining streak over the Jayhawks to 25 consecutive matches, thanks in part to