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) on Friday and Saturday 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 against 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.

Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.