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USC Men's Volleyball Hosts No. 2 BYU, Concordia

Mar 2, 2021

USC Game Notes

THE FACTS
The USC men's volleyball team (1-4 overall, 1-4 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), looking to snap a 4-match losing streak, hosts back-to-back MPSF matches this week in the Galen Center: No. 2 BYU (6-2, 6-2) on Friday (March 5) at 2 p.m. PT and then Concordia (1-4, 1-4) on Saturday (March 6) at 5 p.m. PT. The Concordia match is the first of 3 straight matches that Troy will play against the Eagles (with a road match on March 11 and a home rematch on March 13).

FOLLOW THE TROJANS
All of USC's home matches in the Galen Center are video-streamed live for free on USCTrojans. com, except for matches televised live on Pac-12 Network. USC's online announcers are ex-Trojan player and assistant coach Mark Beltran and onetime Northeastern player/Winthrop assistant coach Paul Duchesne. Fans also can follow USC home matches through Live Stats at USCTrojans.com and all matches via Twitter (@USCmensvolley).

RANKINGS
USC is unranked in the current AVCA Division I-II Top 15 poll, but did receive votes. BYU is No. 2. Concordia is not ranked.

OPPONENTS
USC trails in the BYU series, 45-23, and dropped the most recent meeting, 3-0 in Provo last season. The Trojans hold an 8-4 edge in the Concordia series, but have lost the past 2 meetings (3-0 at home last year and then 3-2 on the road in what turned out to be the final match of the pandemic- shortened 2021 season). BYU plays at Concordia on March 4 prior to the teams facing USC.