No. 8 Penn State is set to take on No. 1 Illinois in a little over 20 minutes. Here are our pre-match predictions.
Dan Norton: 3-2 Illinois
Stephen Pianovich: 3-1 Penn State
Matt Howland: 3-2 Penn State
Kristin Carpenter assists: over/under 4.5:
Darcy Dorton kills: over/under 3.5
Deja McClendon hitting percentage: over/under .300:
Norton: Thriller at Rec Hall, more than 15 lead changes, and the last game does down to the wire. Illinois wins 18-16 in final set. Penn State loses, but walks away with heads held high.
Pianovich: Katie Slay has a season high 13 kills.
Howland: Four Penn State players get account for at least five blocks.