Royce Hinton | Posted: 29 Jan 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 6 Cougars back home to host No. 14 Gauchos

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PROVO, Utah – No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball returns home this week, hosting No. 14 UC Santa Barbara for two matches on Friday and Saturday.

No. 14 UC Santa Barbara

  • The Cougars (5-3) will compete against the Gauchos (3-3) Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. MST at the Smith Fieldhouse.
  • BYU leads the overall series history 41-21 with UC Santa Barbara.
  • The Cougars have a 24-8 home record when competing against the Gauchos.
  • BYU has won the past six-straight meetings and head coach Shawn Olmstead has a perfect 5-0 record against UC Santa Barbara.
  • The Gauchos lost both matches last week at Loyola-Chicago and Lewis, but they have wins over fellow MPSF foes Stanford and Pepperdine.

Both matches will be televised live on BYUtv. Links to a video stream and live stats can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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