Numbers to know for conference tournament quarterfinals

There are some stats and postseason trends to know about every team before filling out your college men’s volleyball bracket this year.

Check out this breakdown of each quarterfinal match in the upcoming MPSF Tournament, MIVA Tournament and Conference Carolinas Tournament.

MPSF TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 seed BYU (22-3, 19-3 MPSF) vs. No. 8 seed UC Irvine (10-19, 7-15 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Saturday in Provo, Utah
Season series: BYU leads 2-0
Last MPSF Tournament title: BYU (2014); UC Irvine (2015)
Historical stats to know: BYU is 19-2 all-time at home in the MPSF Tournament and has not lost a home postseason match since 2011. UC Irvine won two road matches at Smith Fieldhouse last season — ending BYU’s 36-home winning streak that stretched back to 2013.

No. 2 seed UCLA (23-5, 17-5 MPSF) vs. No. 7 seed Hawai’i (16-11, 11-11 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Los Angeles
Season series: Tied 1-1.
Last MPSF Tournament title: UCLA (2006); Hawai’i (never)
Historical stats to know: This will be the second postseason home match for UCLA since 2009. Hawai’i is 9-27 all-time in postseason neutral site and road matches, including losing two neutral site matches last season.

No. 3 seed Long Beach State (23-6, 17-5 MPSF) vs. No. 6 seed Pepperdine (13-10, 12-10 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Saturday in Long Beach, California
Season series: Long Beach State leads 2-0
Last MPSF Tournament title: Long Beach State (never); Pepperdine (2005)
Historical stats to know: Long Beach State is 4-1 in MPSF Tournament quarterfinal home matches during the rally scoring era. Pepperdine is 5-1 all-time against Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament with its only loss coming in 2001.

No. 4 seed Stanford (19-5, 17-5 MPSF) vs. No. 5 seed UC Santa Barbara (21-9, 14-8 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Saturday in Stanford, California
Season series Tied 1-1
Last MPSF Tournament title: Stanford (2010); UC Santa Barbara (2011)
Historical stat to know: Stanford except for two years has advanced to the NCAA Tournament finals when it wins its MPSF Tournament quarterfinals match. UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State in 2011 remain the last road teams to win in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.

MIVA TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS


No. 1 seed Ohio State (25-2, 15-1 MIVA) vs. No. 8 seed IPFW (10-18, 3-13 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Sunday in Columbus, Ohio
Season series: Ohio State leads 2-0
Last MIVA Tournament title: Ohio State (2011); IPFW (2007)
Historical stat to know: Ohio State has reached the MIVA Tournament finals all six previous times during the last 10 years that it was the No. 1 seed. The last time IPFW won a conference tournament match as the lower seed was when it upset Ohio State in the 2007 MIVA Tournament finals.

No. 2 seed Loyola (19-7, 12-4 MIVA) vs. No. 7 seed Quincy (18-22, 4-12 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Friday in Chicago
Season series: Loyola leads 2-0
Last MIVA Tournament title: Loyola (2015); Quincy (never)
Historical stats to know: Loyola has defeated Quincy in each of the last five MIVA Tournaments, including four consecutive seasons in the quarterfinals. Quincy in 2011 was the last No. 6 or lower seed to win a MIVA Tournament match, but a No. 7 seven seed has never a match in the modern history of this conference tournament.

No. 3 seed Ball State (20-8, 12-4 MIVA) vs. No. 6 seed McKendree (10-13, 5-11 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Muncie, Indiana
Season series: Ball State leads 2-0
Last MIVA Tournament title: Ball State (2002); McKendree (never)
Historical stats to know: Ball State has lost one MIVA Tournament quarterfinals home match in its program history. McKendree is making its first postseason appearance since starting its program in 2014.

No. 4 seed Lewis (17-12, 10-6 MIVA) vs. No. 5 seed Grand Canyon (16-11, 8-8 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Friday in Romeoville, Illinois
Season series: Tied 1-1.
Last MIVA Tournament title: Lewis (2012); Grand Canyon (never)
Historical stats to know: Lewis has eliminated Grand Canyon in the MIVA Tournament the last three seasons. Grand Canyon’s only postseason win in program history occurred the last time it was the No. 5 seed when it upset Ohio State in 2013.

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 seed Erskine (18-6, 15-3 CC) vs. No. 8 seed King (8-23, 5-13 CC)
Match vitals: 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Due West, South Carolina
Season series: Erskine leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Erskine (2014); King (never)
Historical stats to know: Erskine has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament finals twice since starting its program in 2013. King has not won a postseason match since reaching the 2011 Conference Tournament finals.

No. 2 seed Pfeiffer (15-7, 15-3 CC) vs. No. 7 seed Limestone (10-14, 6-12 CC)
Match vitals: 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Missenheimer, North Carolina
Season series: Pfeiffer leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Pfeiffer (2015); Limestone (never)
Historical stats to know: Pfeiffer has not lost a home match against Limestone since 2011, including beating the Saints in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Tournament finals. Limestone’s last won a postseason roach match was in 2013 when it upset the Conference Carolinas regular season champions Mount Olive.

No. 3 seed Barton (20-6, 14-4 CC) vs. No. 6 seed North Greenville (11-13, 7-11 CC)
Match vitals: 6:30 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
Season series: Barton leads 2-0
Last CC Tournament title: Barton (never); North Greenville (never)
Historical stats to know: This will be Barton’s first postseason home match in its program history. North Greenville is making its second consecutive postseason appearance in its program’s two-year history.

No. 4 seed Belmont Abbey (16-10, 11-7 CC) vs. No. 5 seed Mount Olive (12-11, 11-7 CC)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina
Season series: Tied 1-1
Last CC Tournament title: Belmont Abbey (never); Mount Olive (2011)
Historical stats to know: Belmont Abbey has never won a postseason match, but this will be its first postseason home match in program history. Mount Olive has never lost in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals, including sweeping Belmont Abbey last season.

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