Royce Hinton | Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 3 BYU travels to undefeated No. 2 Long Beach State

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PROVO, Utah – No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball travels to No. 2 Long Beach State this week for a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday.

Last Time Out

The Cougars split a pair of five-set matches at home against then-No. 11 Stanford over the weekend. Ben Patch led the team with a combined 45 kills between the two nights.

No. 2 Long Beach State

  • The 49ers began league play at home with four-set wins against Cal Baptist and Southern California. They have also defeated Lindenwood, Sacred Heart and Quincy to start 5-0 – their best five-match start since the 2008 season.
  • Long Beach State was picked to finish fourth in the MPSF preseason coaches’ poll, just behind BYU (1st), UC Irvine (2nd) and UCLA (3rd).
  • The Cougars lead the overall series between the two schools 29-21. BYU won both matches against the 49ers at home last year, first in a sweep and then a four-set win.
  • Long Beach State is coached by Alan Knipe who is in his 13th season. Knipe holds a 9-21 record against BYU.

Video/Stats

Both matches will be streamed live on Long Beach State’s website. An audio stream will also be available. Live stats can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page

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