Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
The higher seeds, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge, won their respective quarterfinal matches in the inaugural Big West Tournament. Both move on to the semifinals Friday evening.
Roy McFarland had a career-high in kills as #12 UCSB downed #4 UC Irvine on senior night to put a wrench in their at-large hopes.
#9 Hawai’i won for the first time at #11 UCSB since 2010 with a quick sweep of the Gauchos Friday night.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
LBSU’s TJ DeFalco leads the 20-man watch list for National Player of the Year as we head to the season’s home stretch.
No. 19 USC overcame a deficit in every statistical category to outlast No. 3 UCLA to lead the late Saturday slate. No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 BYU held rank against Top 15 foes, while No. 13 Ball State picked up a sweep.
#11 UCSB earned a four-set win and a season split over fellow Big West competitor #10 CSUN Saturday night in Rob Gym.
Home court advantage brought No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 13 Ball State the final push they needed in five-set wins Friday night. No. 7 Hawaii cruised at home, snapping a four-match skid, while No. 11 Cal State Northridge held home court in a four-setter.
In the first match of a Big West home-and-home series, #10 CSUN defeated #11 UCSB in four sets.