Anonymous | Posted: 24 Mar 2000 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

Cougars to Host Fifth-Ranked Ohio State

PROVO -- The seventh-ranked BYU men's volleyball team will try to extend its 40-match Smith Fieldhouse winning streak when it faces fifth-ranked Ohio State, March 24-25 in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. (MST).

"Ohio State has several three-year starters," BYU head coach Carl McGown said. "They are a very good and very experienced team. A couple years ago they were one match away from going to the Final Four. We will definitely have our work cut out for us."

The Buckeyes enter Friday's match with a 14-3 overall record, having lost two straight road games at USC and Pepperdine. OSU is led by middle blocker Colin McMillian, who leads the nation in hitting percentage at .564, and is tied for eighth in blocking with a 1.72 blocks per game average. The Buckeyes are hitting .399 as a team and averaging 20.66 kills per game. They are also averaging 9.60 digs and 3.83 blocks per game.

The Cougars (16-6), who are coming off a 3-0 win against Rutgers-Newark last weekend, have a 6-2 all-time record against OSU, including a mark of 3-1 in Provo.

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