Check out all the matches today involving NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and how to follow them live.
Match of the Day
#9/9 Penn State (2-0, 0-0 EIVA) vs. #2/2 UCLA (5-0, 0-0 MPSF)
Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, CA
Follow live: In-Match Tweets, Live Stats, Online Video, Online Radio
What to know: A top 10 matchup highlights day one of the 2018 AVCA Men’s Volleyball Showcase as the Nittany Lions travel to Los Angeles to take on the Bruins. Penn State is off to a hot start behind the strong play of redshirt sophomore setter Luke Braswell. Braswell is averaging 9.86 assists per set and has guided the Nittany Lions to a .522 hitting efficiency. Calvin Mende has been nearly unstoppable through three two matches, collecting 23 kills on 35 swings with just one error (.629). Jalen Penrose has moved to the middle blocker position this season and has responded nicely, hitting .600 in the team’s two wins. UCLA enters the match with a perfect 5-0 record behind the setting of Micah Ma’a, as the Bruins have returned to a more traditional 5-1 offense. As a team, the Bruins are hitting .347 on the season and have 42 team aces. Splitting time between libero and outside hitter, J.T. Hatch is hitting .459 on 30 kills to go along with 1.82 digs per set.