Columbia, Mo. Is it payback time for Kansas University's volleyball team? KU coach Ray Bechard sure hopes so.
Two and a half weeks ago, Missouri outlasted Kansas in a five-game marathon in Lawrence. Now the Tigers and Jayhawks will collide at 7 tonight at MU's Hearnes Center.
"Hopefully, we can return the favor," Bechard said.
Missouri's 8-4 record in Big 12 Conference games is mirrored by the Jayhawks' 4-8 league mark.
A strong finish would help erase some of the bad taste of the Jayhawks' disappointing season so far.
"We've got eight opponents left," Bechard said. "It's not time to panic. It's time to take advantage of the opportunities we have."
KU will be back in its Horejsi Center for its next two matches -- Saturday against Oklahoma and a week from today against Baylor.