Following a non-conference match at UC San Diego on Thursday, No. 7 BYU men’s volleyball will begin Mountain Pacific Sports Federation competition Saturday at No. 14 USC.

UC San Diego

The Cougars (6-4) face the Tritons (7-3) on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. PST, at the RIMAC Arena. BYU is a perfect 42-0 all-time against UC San Diego. The Cougars swept both matches against the Tritons at home last year.

UC San Diego split its matches last week at home, sweeping Princeton before falling to Stanford in four sets.

No. 14 USC

BYU finishes out the week starting league play at No. 14 USC (3-7) on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Galen Center. The Cougars lead the overall series history, 37-13, with the Trojans. BYU won the only matchup of the season last year and has won three straight against USC.

The Trojans won their first three matches of the season but have dropped their last seven-consecutive matches—all against ranked squads.

Thursday’s match will be streamed live online on UCSD Tritons TV. There will be a radio broadcast available of Saturday’s match on the USC Trojans Radio Network. Live stats will also be available for both matches 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.