After picking up two key Conference USA wins on the road last weekend, Western Kentucky will look to carry that momentum into Friday night’s home tilt against Alabama Birmingham.
First serve against the Blazers (10-9, 2-3 CUSA) is slated for 6 p.m. Western enters its lone contest of the week with a 14-6 record and a 5-1 mark in league matches.
The Blazers most recently hosted Texas El Paso and Texas San Antonio, splitting four-set decisions with a win over UTEP and loss to the Roadrunners.
WKU and UAB have just one common opponent on the campaign coming against Marshall. Last weekend the Lady Toppers traveled to Huntington and knocked off the Thundering Herd in four sets while UAB hosted Marshall and won with a sweep.
The Blazers return 12 of their 16 letterwinners from an 11-19 campaign a year ago. In the all-time series, WKU trails UAB 22-9 but is 6-0 against the Blazers since joining Conference USA.