Royce Hinton | Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 3 BYU to host No. 7 UC Irvine Friday, Saturday

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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.

Additional Info

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 Links to video/audio feeds and live stats can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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