Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.


No. 1 Ohio State (1-0, 0-0 MIVA) vs. No. 2 UCLA (2-0, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals:
6 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets, TV (Big Ten Network)
What to know: The two teams that met in the most dramatic match at the NCAA Tournament last year will now meet again in the opening weekend of the 2017 season as the top two ranked teams in the nation. No. 1 Ohio State will play host to No. 2 UCLA to conclude the AVCA Showcase. The Buckeyes en route to their NCAA title last season overcame a match-point to beat the Bruins in a fifth-game overtime in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Both teams returned a majority of their starters and are undefeated entering this early-season non-conference match. All-American opposite Miles Johnson had a match-high 15 kills on a .333 attack percentage as Ohio State rallied to beat USC in four games on Friday. In addition, Johnson finished with a match-high 20 kills in the Buckeyes’ 2016 NCAA Tournament semifinal victory. The Bruins enter this final match of their season-opening Midwest road trip not only undefeated but have yet to lose a game. UCLA swept No. 11 Loyola in its season opener on Tuesday and then swept No. 13 Penn State at the AVCA Showcase on Friday. The Bruins also hit more than .300 in both matches. In addition, freshman middle attacker Daenan Gyimah had both a match-high 10 kills on a .500 attack percentage and five blocks in the victory against the Nittany Lions. This will be the second consecutive year UCLA and Ohio State have played each other in the opening week of the season. The Bruins last season had a four-game victory win versus the Buckeyes and finished the year undefeated in non-conference play.

No. 3 BYU (1-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 11 Loyola (1-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Chicago
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: Coach Mark Hulse and his Loyola players will have the challenge of trying to find a way to slow down All-American opposite Ben Patch and the BYU offense. Patch enters this road non-conference match after having a match-high 17 kills on a .556 attack percentage in a sweep against No. 6 Lewis on Friday. The 2016 Bryan Ivie Award recipient was in the nation’s top five with a 4.32 kills in per game average last season, including having 21 kills in a four-game non-conference victory versus Loyola. Despite having 20 serving errors, BYU in the season-opening win against Lewis finished with a .380 attack percentage against Lewis. The Cougars, which return Patch and its two Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American outside attackers, ended the 2016 with a nation-best .360 attack percentage. Loyola following a season-opening loss to UCLA rebounded with a sweep against NJIT on Thursday. Opposite Ricky Gevis in the two matches has a combined 20 kills. In addition, Gevis had a match-high 12 kills on .667 attack percentage in the non-conference win versus NJIT. Preseason All-American middle attacker Jeff Jendryk also had seven kills on a .583 attack percentage in the sweep.


St. Francis (1-1, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Lindenwood (0-2, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
9 a.m. in Riverside, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

Emmanuel (0-0, 0-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. Rust
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia
Follow live: N/A

No. 14 CSUN (4-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Mount Olive (0-2, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
11 a.m. in Santa Barbara, California
Follow live: In-match tweets

Cal Baptist (1-1, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Concordia-Irvine (2-3)
Match vitals:
12:30 p.m. in Riverside, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 9 Stanford (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. McKendree (0-3, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
1:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara, California
Follow live: In-match tweets

No. 13 Penn State (0-1, 0-0 EIVA) vs. USC (0-1, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals:
3 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 4 Long Beach State (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Quincy (0-2, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
4 p.m. in Santa Barbara, California
Follow live: In-match tweets

No. 10 George Mason (1-0, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Limestone (0-0, 0-0 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Gaffney, South Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 6 Lewis (0-1, 0-0 MIVA) vs. NJIT (0-1, 0-0 EIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

UC San Diego (0-1, 0-1 MPSF) vs. Grand Canyon (0-1, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
5 p.m. in La Jolla, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

Princeton (0-2, 0-0 EIVA) vs. Erskine (0-2, 0-0 ConfCarolians)
Match vitals:
4 p.m. in Honolulu
Follow live: Live stats

No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. Fort Wayne (0-3, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
6:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara, California
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

No. 7 Hawai’i (2-0, 0-0 MPSF) vs. No. 15 Ball State (2-0, 0-0 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Honolulu
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets