Most observers of NCAA men’s college volleyball would likely agree that the best four teams remain.
Thursday night in Ohio State’s St. John Arena, top-ranked and second-seeded Long Beach State (27-3) plays third-seeded and fourth-ranked BYU (25-4).
Then, the second-ranked and top-seeded Buckeyes (30-2), also the defending champions, get to play on their home floor against fourth-seeded and third-ranked Hawai’i (27-5) at 6 p.m. Eastern.
The winners advance to Saturday night’s National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship match.
Wednesday’s news conferences: All four teams met with the media.
Click on the following school names to see that team’s session.
Previously this season: Long Beach State and BYU played twice in the MPSF regular season. Long Beach went to Provo and BYU won in five on March 24, but the Beach bounced back and swept the next night.
Ohio State, champion of the MIVA, did not play either Hawai’i or BYU this season.