November 19, 2016
Kansas volleyball players try on their Big 12 Champions hats and shirts after a five-set victory against Iowa State on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Horejsi Center. The Jayhawks won in five sets, clinching a Big 12 title.
Kansas (26-2, 15-1) drew the fifth overall seed, highest in school history, in the NCAA volleyball tournament and had legitimate reason to feel slighted. Texas (22-4, 14-2), which finished second to Kansas in the Big 12 standings, was seeded No. 4 overall, which means that if it wins its first two matches it will the be host school for the regional in which the Jayhawks are competing.
It took another five-set match, but the No. 4-ranked Kansas volleyball team clinched sole possession of the Big 12 Conference title with a thrilling road victory against Baylor on Saturday, 25-20, 25-15, 16-25, 22-25, 15-9.