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BYU volleyball: No. 5 BYU to face No. 8 Pepperdine and No. 3 UCLA

Gabriel Mayberry, BYU
Gabriel Mayberry, BYU

No. 5 BYU men’s volleyball will compete at home against No. 8 Pepperdine and No. 3 UCLA this week in a battle of the league’s top-three teams.

The Cougars (12-4, 5-0 MPSF) currently hold a 1.5 match advantage in the conference standings against the Waves (9-3, 3-1 MPSF) and the Bruins (14-4, 3-1 MPSF).

No. 8 Pepperdine

BYU faces Pepperdine on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. MST, at the Smith Fieldhouse. The Waves lead the overall series history, 32-29. But the Cougars have won the past two meetings and are 19-9 when facing Pepperdine at home. The Waves have won their last five-straight matches, including sweeping the then-No. 2 Bruins in their last match.

No. 3 UCLA

BYU finishes off the week playing UCLA on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. The Cougars hold a 33-31 advantage in the series history against the Bruins. BYU has won seven-straight meetings against UCLA and is 21-10 when playing the Bruins at home. UCLA has dropped its last three-consecutive matches (twice to No. 1 Long Beach State and once to Pepperdine), but the Bruins have won seven-straight matches before that.

Both matches this week will be streamed live by Live stats will also be available 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.