2017 Showcase Tournament Features Same Flooring As NCAA Tournament

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 04th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, MIVA, MPSF, News

The upcoming 2017 Showcase Tournament is set to use the same floor as the women’s NCAA Tournament.

The floor was placed in the St. John’s Arena, where #1 Ohio State men’s team normally plays their matches. Though, not the correct Ohio State colors, the blue floor is the main color of the NCAA.

With using this floor, the reigning men’s NCAA Champions, Ohio State, could be playing their season opener on the same court they could end on. This years men’s NCAA Tournament will be held in Columbus, Ohio – same was where the women’s tournament was held.

The 2017 Showcase Tournament will feature three top-15 ranked teams – #1 Ohio State, #2 UCLA and #13 Penn State, also including USC who just picked up their first win of the season over Concordia. Also having won their first match of the season was UCLA over #11 Loyola-Chicago on the road.

The Showcase Tournament begins with Penn State vs UCLA and ends with UCLA vs Ohio State in a #1, #2 showdown to start the first official week of the men’s NCAA season.

You can watch the matches at the following places:

Friday, Jan. 6 – Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)
5 p.m. ET – #13 Penn State (0-0) vs. #2 UCLA (1-0)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Video Stream: Off the Block’s Facebook Live stream

7 p.m. ET – #1 Ohio State (0-0) vs. USC (1-0)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Video Stream: Buckeye Vision

Saturday, Jan. 7 – Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)
3 p.m. ET – #13 Penn State vs. USC
Live Stats: GameTracker
Video Stream: BTN2Go (re-aired on Big Ten Network at 11 p.m. ET)

6 p.m. ET – #1 Ohio State vs. #2 UCLA
Live Stats: GameTracker
Television: Big Ten Network (watch online)

This tournament will set the tone for the NCAA season, as Ohio State is favored to win the MIVA, while UCLA was selected to be second in the MPSF below NCAA Tournament runner-up #3 BYU.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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