COLUMBIA — The Missouri volleyball team prepares to enter conference play with a 15-0 record. It is the highest win total in the country.
Washington State has the country's second highest win total at 13-0.
The Tigers are one of seven teams nationally that remain undefeated and the only remaining unbeaten team in the Southeastern Conference. It is the team's best start since 1982, when the Tigers opened the season with 19 wins. In order to match that record, Missouri would need to win upcoming games against South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn and Austin Peay.
Not only has the team kept a clean record, they have also accomplished something that has never been done before in Tiger history: sweeping their last nine opponents. The Tigers have only dropped two sets this season.
Missouri is scheduled to open SEC play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against South Carolina at the Hearnes Center. .
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