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. 2/2 Long Beach State (15-2, 11-1 MPSF) vs. No. 6/6 UC Irvine (11-5, 8-4 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Long Beach, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets
What to know: No. 6/6 UC Irvine will get its second look at No. 2/2 Long Beach State and attempt to achieve what it, along with every other MPSF team, has yet to do this season — slow down the 49ers’ offense. First-place Long Beach State enters this home match with a nation-best .381 attack percentage and has hit more than .400 in eight MPSF matches so far this season. In addition, Long Beach State had a .469 attack percentage and committed fewer than 10 attack errors in a road sweep against UC Irvine on Feb. 10. The 49ers since a conference-opening loss have won 11 consecutive MPSF matches and during the weekend became the first time in the nation to clinch a conference tournament berth. All-American setter Josh Tuaniga leads the nation with an 11.62 assists per game average and has a combined 11 aces in the last five matches. All-American outside attacker TJ DeFalco is sixth in the nation averaging a 4.16 kills per game and among the nation’s top 15 with a .397 attack percentage. The sophomore also has double-digit kills in the last six matches, including a match-high 16 kills on a .560 attack percentage in the previous meeting versus the Anteaters. UC Irvine is on a three-match winning streak and hit more than .300 in those matches. The winning streak has helped move UC Irvine into fourth place in the MPSF. All-American outside attacker Tamir Hershko was also named the AVCA National Player of the Week after having a season-high 23 kills on a .438 attack percentage in a five-game victory against No. 7/7 UCLA during the weekend. Along with Hershko, freshman middle attacker Scott Stadick is in the nation’s top 10 with both a 1.11 blocks per game average and a .443 attack percentage. Stadick also had a season-high 13 kills while hitting .500 in a five-game victory against No. 13 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

King (13-2, 8-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. Lees-McRae (5-9, 3-6 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Bristol, Tennessee
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

Fort Wayne (5-14, 2-6 MIVA) vs. Lourdes (11-4)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Sylvania, Ohio
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No. 11/10 Ball State (13-4, 5-3 MIVA) vs. Grand Canyon (9-7, 5-3 MIVA)
Match vitals:
7:30 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

No. 12 CSUN (10-6, 4-6 MPSF) vs. UC San Diego (5-11, 2-9 MPSF)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Northridge, California
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

Concordia-Irvine (11-7) vs. Hope International (10-9)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Fullerton, California
Follow live: Online video

OFF THE BLOCK DIVISION III NATIONAL MATCH OF THE DAY

Springfield (16-1) vs. SUNY New Paltz (16-3)
Match vitals:
6 p.m. in New Paltz, New York
Follow live: Live stats, Online video

No. 4 Stevens Tech (13-2) vs. No. 5 NYU (9-3)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Hoboken, New Jersey
Follow live: Live stats, Online video