Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
No. 3/3 BYU (17-2, 11-1 MPSF) vs. No. 4/4 Hawai’i (20-2, 10-2 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Provo, Utah
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, Radio feed, In-match tweets, TV (BYUtv)
What to know: No All-American opposite Ben Patch, but No. 3/3 BYU still has plenty of remaining offensive options entering its biggest series so far this season. BYU will play host to No. 4/4 Hawai’i for a two-match weekend series with both teams in contention for the only two at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology. The Cougars are seventh in the nation with a .316 attack percentage, despite playing the last eight matches without Patch. The Deseret News reported earlier this week that Patch, the 2016 recipient of the Bryan Ivie Award for nation’s top opposite, will miss this entire upcoming series because of a groin injury. All-American outside attacker Jake Langlois leads BYU and is ninth in the nation with a 3.95 kills per game average. Langlois also has double-digit kills in every match during the Cougars’ current 11-match winning streak and has hit more than .325 in nine of those matches. Besides Langlois, setter Leo Durkin is second in the nation averaging 10.83 assists per game. Hawai’i enters this road series on a 15-match winning streak — its third longest winning streak in program history. In addition, the Rainbow Warriors have won a program-record 32 consecutive games with the last game it lost occurring more than a month ago. Hawai’i is third in the nation with a .339 attack percentage, including hitting above its season average in the last four matches. Opposite Stijn van Tilburg also is the only player in the country to be in the nation’s top 10 for kills and attack percentage. The sophomore is second in the nation with a 4.52 kills per game average and 10th in the nation at a .416 attack percentage. van Tilburg has hit more than .400 in eight straight matches. Along with their offense, the Rainbow Warriors have a nation-best 2.74 blocks per game average and are holding opponents to the nation’s fifth lowest attack percentage at .194. However, Hawai’i is 3-23 all-time in road matches against BYU with its last victory at Smith Fieldhouse occurring in 2003.
Mount Olive (12-6, 10-1 ConfCarolinas) vs. Emmanuel (5-13, 3-8 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Georgia
Follow live: N/A
Pfeiffer (0-10, 0-10 ConfCarolinas) vs. Southern Virginia (17-5)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Misenheimer, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats
OFF THE BLOCK DIVISION III NATIONAL MATCH OF THE DAY