Check out all the college men’s volleyball matches to follow today and how to follow the matches live.
MIVA tournament matches
No. 1 seed Ball State (20-3, 12-2 MIVA) vs. No. 8 seed Quincy (4-18, 0-14 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana
Follow live: Live video (ESPN3), Live stats, In-match tweets
What to know: The last time Quincy won a postseason match it was on the road at Ball State. The only problem with that stat for Quincy is the majority of its current players were in elementary school at the time of the upset. The MIVA regular season champions Ball State will play host to last place Quincy in the first postseason meeting between the two programs since the Hawks as a No. 6 seed upset the Cardinals in 2011. Ball State is on a 13-match winning streak against Quincy dating back to 2016, including sweeping both matches during the regular season. The Cardinals also are the only team in the nation with multiple players in the top five for kills. Outside attacker Kaleb Jenness, who earlier this week was named the MIVA Player of the Year, leads the conference and is second in the nation with a 4.69 kills per game average. Opposite Angelos Mandilaris is fourth in the country averaging 4.32 kills per game and has double-digit kills in 10 consecutive matches. Quincy along with its postseason win drought has not won a conference road match since 2017.
No. 2 seed Loyola (17-8, 11-3 MIVA) vs. No. 7 seed Lindenwood (8-13, 4-10 MIVA)
Match vitals: 5 p.m. in Chicago, Illinois
Follow live: Live video (ESPN+), Live stats, In-match tweets
What to know: Lindenwood will get a third try at slowing down the Loyola offense as the two teams will meet in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals. The Ramblers hit more than .375 in each of their two regular season wins against the Lions, including having a season-low three attack errors and a .443 attack percentage in a sweep two weeks ago. Outside attacker Parker Van Buren also had 20 kills on a .438 attack percentage in a four-game victory against Lindenwood in February. That performance was Van Buren’s first of four consecutive matches with at least 20 kills. Van Buren also is fifth in the nation with a 4.30 kills per game average and earlier this week was named the MIVA Freshman of the Year. Outside attacker AJ Lewis leads Lindenwood and is in the nation’s top 20 averaging 3.56 kills per game. In addition, outside attacker Diego Negron leads the MIVA with a 0.46 aces per game average but did not having ace in the last meeting against the Ramblers – ending a streak of 12 straight matches with an ace.
No. 3 seed McKendree (14-10, 9-5 MIVA) vs. No. 6 seed Purdue Fort Wayne (15-12, 6-8 MIVA)
Match vitals: 7 p.m. in Lebanon, Illinois
Follow live: Live video, Live stats, In-match tweets
What to know: One year after McKendree beat Purdue Fort Wayne in five games in the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals the two teams will meet again in the opening round. Both teams have multiple returning starters from that last postseason meeting, including McKendree outside attacker Patrick Ross. Ross leads McKendree and is in the conference’s top 10 with both a 3.45 kills per game average and a .316 attack percentage. The outside attacker also had a team-high 18 kills in the last postseason meeting against the Mastodons. Along with Ross, outside attacker Ethan Caroll is averaging 3.37 kills per game and had a combined 30 kills in the two regular season matches versus Purdue Fort Wayne. The Mastodons lost five of their final seven matches to drop to the No. 6 seed. However, opposite Jon Diedrich enters the postseason having more than 20 kills in three consecutive matches. Diedrich also is fifth in the MIVA and in the nation’s top 15 with a 3.94 kills per game average. Middle attacker Bryce Walker leads Purdue Fort Wayne and is fourth in the conference averaging 0.91 blocks per game, including having a combined 14 blocks against the Bearcats this season.
No. 4 seed Lewis (15-11, 7-7 MIVA) vs. No. 5 seed Ohio State (13-13, 7-7 MIVA)
Match vitals: 6 p.m. in Romeoville, Illinois
Follow live: Live video, Live stats, In-match tweets
What to know: The two teams to win every MIVA Tournament championship since 2016 will now meet in the tournament’s opening round as Lewis plays host to Ohio State. The two-time defending MiVA Tournament champions earned the No. 4 seed and home court advantage for the quarterfinals after winning three of their final four regular season matches. Middle attacker Tyler Mitchem is in the nation’s top 10 with both a 1.34 blocks per game average and a .461 attack percentage. Mitchem also leads Lewis with a career-high 3.25 kills per game average, including a combined 30 kills and two errors on a .571 attack percentage in the two regular season wins against Ohio State. Ohio State following its home loss to Lewis two weeks ago has won three straight matches highlighted with a road upset sweep against Loyola to close out the regular season. Outside attacker Jacob Pasteur had 16 kills on a .448 attack percentage in that win and now has at least both 15 kills and a .325 attack percentage in five of the last six matches. In addition, Pasteur leads Ohio State and is in the nation’s top 10 with a 4.00 kills per game average.
MPSF conference matches
Big West conference matches
EIVA conference matches
SIAC conference matches
Edward Waters (11-18, 8-1 SIAC) vs. Morehouse (0-16, 0-9 SIAC)
Match vitals: 2 p.m. in Jacksonville, Florida
Follow live: N/A