COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA announced today the parings for the NCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship, May 1 & 3 at UC Irvine. OhioState (20-7) will face PennState (28-1) in the first semifinal match at 9 p.m. ET. OhioState, the fourth seed, earned a berth in the semifinals as the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament champion. Top-seededPennState earned their berth by winning the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament.


In the second semifinal, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament champion, Pepperdine (16-10) was seeded second and will face the third-seed, Long BeachState (23-6), who received the at-large bid at 11 p.m. ET. Both semifinal matches will be carried live on ESPN2, ESPNU and at


The semifinal winners play at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN2.