KU volleyball swept at Texas

Madison Rigdon returned to the court for the first time in three games, but the Kansas volleyball team was swept by second-ranked Texas (25-23, 25-22, 25-16) on Wednesday at Gregory Gymnasium.

The Longhorns (22-2, 14-0 Big 12), who posted a .337 hitting percentage, clinched at least a share of the Big 12 title and own a two-game lead on second place Baylor. The No. 16-ranked Jayhawks (21-6, 10-4) rank third in the conference.

Rigdon, back from an undisclosed injury, had eight kills in two sets. Kelsie Payne, an Austin, Texas native, led KU with 13 kills while Jada Burse had nine. Ainise Havili had 32 assists and Allie Nelson recorded 18 digs.

It’s the first time since 2014 that the Jayhawks have lost back-to-back matches, losing in straight sets to Baylor last weekend.