PROVO, Utah – No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball returns home this week for a pair of matches against No. 7 UC Irvine on Friday and Saturday.
Last Time Out
The Cougars (6-1, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) beat No. 14 CSUN in four sets in two matches last week. Ben Patch led the team with 40 total kills during the two matches.
No. 7 UC Irvine
- BYU faces off against UC Irvine (6-2, 3-2 MPSF) first on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. MST, and then again Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. MST.
- The Cougars lead the all-time series with the Anteaters 46-16 and are 23-6 when playing them at the Smith Fieldhouse.
- BYU won both matches in sweeps last year at Irvine. The Cougars additionally swept UC Irvine last year in Provo during the first round of the MPSF Tournament.
- Last week, the Anteaters squeaked out a five-set win at UC San Diego before falling in four at home to Hawai’i.
Friday’s match will be counted towards league play while Saturday’s will be considered a nonconference match.
Friday’s match will be televised live on BYUtv and simulcast on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143. Saturday’s will be streamed live on TheW.tv. Links to video/audio feeds and live stats can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.