Top college men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

Photo courtesy of Jay Sowers.

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

Barton (18-6, 14-0 ConfCarolinas) vs. King (17-5, 13-1 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. Bristol, Tennessee 
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets
What to know: It’s not much of a surprise that Barton and King are meeting the final weekend of the regular season with first place in the ConfCarolinas on the line. The two teams were separated by four points atop the ConfCarolinas Preseason Coaches Poll. In addition, Barton and King were the 2017 Co-ConfCarolinas regular season championships after the Bulldogs beat the Tornado in the final weeks of the regular season. Barton this year now has a chance to win an out-right regular season championship on King’s home court. The Bulldogs enter this road match with one-match lead on the second-place Tornado. The Bulldogs are also two wins away from becoming the first team to go undefeated in ConfCarolinas play since the conference started receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2014. This match will feature two of the top pin hitters in the ConfCarolinas. Barton opposite Angelos Mandilaris is fifth in the nation with a 3.99 kills per game average and has the fourth-best attack percentage in the ConfCarolinas at .311. The all-conference sophomore also had a match-high 18 kills while hitting .389 in a sweep against King in February. Mandilaris has double-digit kills in all but one match this season, including as season-high 22 kills in a four-game victory against Mount Olive on Tuesday. King outside attacker Jeff Sprayberry is third in the conference and in the nation’s top 20 averaging 3.56 kills per game. In addition, the 2017 ConfCarolinas Player of the Year had a match-high 16 kills on a .414 attack percentage as King defeated Limestone on Tuesday to remain in contention for the ConfCarolinas regular season title. Sprayberry has hit more than .400 in seven ConfCarolinas matches, but was held to a season-low .081 attack percentage in the previous meeting against Barton. Along with the conference regular season title, Barton with a win can clinch the No. 1 seed and home court advantage throughout the conference tournament. Even with a loss, the Bulldogs will be assured the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Tornado if they win one game. The No. 1 seed has won every ConfCarolinas Tournament since the conference started receiving an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

No. 7/6 Ohio State (19-4, 10-2 MIVA) vs. No. 15 Fort Wayne (17-9, 5-7 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Follow live: Live stats, Radio feed, In-match tweets

St. Francis (8-17, 3-7 EIVA) vs. George Mason (14-10, 10-0 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia 
Follow live: Live stats, In-match tweets

Princeton (9-13, 5-5 EIVA) vs. Harvard (9-11, 8-2 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Follow live: Live stats

Penn State (12-9, 7-3 EIVA) vs. Charleston (13-8, 3-7 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia 
Follow live: Live stats, Online video, In-match tweets

Emmanuel (9-15, 5-10 ConfCarolinas) vs. Belmont Abbey (10-14, 6-7 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Belmont, North Carolina 
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Lincoln Memorial (11-12) vs. Coker (12-8)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Hartsville, South Carolina 
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NJIT (6-15, 3-7 EIVA) vs. Sacred Heart (5-12, 1-9 EIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Fairfield, Connecticut
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Mount Olive (14-11, 10-4 ConfCarolinas) vs. Lees-McRae (2-19, 1-12 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Banner Elk, North Carolina 
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Erskine (7-17, 4-10 ConfCarolinas) vs. Queens (6-18)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina 
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No. 12 Ball State (15-11, 8-4 MIVA) vs. McKendree (11-12, 6-6 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana 
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No. 14 Grand Canyon (16-10, 3-8 MPSF) vs. USC (7-17, 3-7 MPSF)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Phoenix, Arizona 
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No. 1/1 Long Beach State (21-0, 6-0 Big West) vs. UC San Diego (9-14, 0-6 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in La Jolla, California 
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No. 3/3 UC Irvine (17-7, 3-3 Big West) vs. No. 9/9 CSUN (13-8, 3-3 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Irvine, California 
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No. 6/8 Hawai’i (15-6, 3-3 Big West) vs. No. 11 UC Santa Barbara (10-9, 3-3 Big West)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Santa Barbara, California 
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No. 13 Concordia-Irvine (13-14, 4-7 MPSF) vs. UC Santa Cruz (26-9)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Irvine, California 
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Division III National Match of the Day

No. 2 Carthage (20-1) vs. No. 13 Mount St. Joseph (17-5)
Match vitals:
7 p.m. in Cincinnati
Follow live: Live stats, Online video