College men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight

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

ConfCarolinas Tournament matches

No. 1 seed Barton (23-4, 14-2 ConfCarolinas) vs. No. 5 seed Limestone (14-12, 8-8 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 7:30 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
Follow live: Live stats, Live video
What to know: Barton holds a 12-6 edge in the all-time series, having won the last matches in a row – all by sweep. In the Barton’s quarterfinal match, the Bulldogs limited No. 8 seeded Erskine to a .110 attack percentage and outblocked the Flying Fleet 13.5 to 5. Barton outside attacker Adrian Iglesias led all players with 12 kills. Limestone defeated No. 4 seeded Mount Olive in a #CincoSets match that included two games that went OT. The Saints were led by outside attacker Geraldo Rivera who had a season-high 22 kills. Limestone leads the nation with 10.58 digs per game; libero Michal Podgorzak ranks No. 9 nationally with 2.36 digs per game Barton leads ConfCarolinas with 1.59 aces per game 12.23 assists per game, 12.91 kills per game, and a .339 attack percentage. Individually, opposite Angelos Mandilaris leads the Bulldogs with 4.35 kills per game and a .356 attack percentage.

No. 2 seed King (19-9, 14-2 ConfCarolinas) vs. No. 6 seed North Greenville (16-12, 8-8 ConfCarolinas)
Match vitals: 5 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina
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Stats to know: King needed #CincoSets to defeat No. 7 seeded Emmanuel in their quarterfinal match, even though the Tornadoes won the first two games. The Lions outhit and outblocked the Tornadoes, but prevailed in the final game after winning five of the final six points of the match. North Greenville outhit No. 3 seed Belmont Abbey, .344 to .170, and were led by opposite Aaron Campbell’s 17 kills on an efficient .625 attack percentage. King leads ConfCarolinas and ranks second nationally with a 2.56 blocks per game average. The Tornadoes starting middle attackers both rank in the top ten nationally in terms of blocks per game – Jon Wheaton comes in at 1.23 blocks per game, while Dalton Johnson comes in at 1.194 blocks per game. The one area where the North Greenville seems to have an edge over King is in the service game. The Crusaders rank No. 3 in the conference at 1.49 aces per game, while King is dead last in the nation at 0.83 aces per game.

MIVA Tournament matches

No. 1 seed Lewis (23-5, 13-1 MIVA) vs. No. 4 seed McKendree (13-12, 7-7 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, In-match Tweets, Live video
What to know: A No. 1 seed has not lost in the MIVA Tournament semifinals since Loyola in 2005. Lewis is undefeated all-time in home matches against McKendree but this will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams. Home teams are 16-2 in the semifinals since 2010 when MIVA changed its format to give home court advantage in the conference tournament semifinals to the top two-remaining seeds. The Flyers were involved in both those road upsets. Lewis upset Loyola in 2016 and then a year later at home lost to Grand Canyon in the semifinals. McKendree is attempting to become the first No. 4 seed or lower since 2006 to advance to the MIVA Tournament finals

No. 2 seed Loyola (20-7, 12-2 MIVA) vs. No. 3 seed Purdue Fort Wayne (17-11, 8-6 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois
Follow live: Live stats, In-match Tweets, Live video (ESPN 3)
What to know: Loyola is on a 15-match winning streak against Purdue Fort Wayne dating back to 2013, including a victory versus the Mastodons in the 2014 MIVA Tournament semifinals. In addition, Purdue Fort Wayne last beat Loyola at Gentile Arena during the 2012 regular season. The Ramblers are 7-2 all-time in home matches during the MIVA Tournament semifinals. Purdue Fort Wayne has not reached the MIVA Tournament finals since winning its last conference title in 2007. All-MIVA outside attacker Pelegrin Vargas, though, has 86 combined kills in five career matches against Loyola highlighted by a match-high 21 kills on a .378 attack percentage in the most recent meeting.

NAIA Men’s Volleyball Championship matches

Pool A matches

St. Andrews (20-5, 0-1 Pool A) vs. Benedictine-Mesa (22-4, 1-0 Pool A)
Match vitals:
10 a.m. in Des Moines, Iowa
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Aquinas (28-4, 0-1 Pool A) vs. Lourdes (24-3, 1-0 Pool A)
Match vitals:
1 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa
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Pool B matches

Missouri Baptist (29-0, 1-0 Pool B) vs. Park (20-5, 0-1 Pool B)
Match vitals:
4 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa
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Grand View (19-1, 1-0 Pool B) vs. St. Xavier (20-8, 0-1 Pool B)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa
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