Five matches on TV on Wednesday night:


USC vs. Stanford

10 p.m.
Pac-12 Network
The last time the Trojans paid a visit to the Farm, the Cardinal ended a 12-match USC winning streak with a 3-0 sweep. This time, USC can play the role of spoiler as Stanford enters the week with a 12-match streak of its own. The Cardinal took out a second-ranked previously undefeated Oregon squad in a five-set thriller, last week, and sits atop the league standings tied with Washington with a 6-0 mark.

Stanford tops the conference in opponent hitting percentage and has held its opposition to a .163 rate, this year. The Cardinal also leads the league in digs (16.44 dps) and ranks third in blocks (3.04 bps).

Tennessee vs. LSU

8 p.m.
The Lady Vols will look to SEC defensive player of the week, Ellen Mullins to guide them to victory. Mullins turned in a career day against Missouri, scooping a career-best 34 digs, and averaged 4.80 digs per set over the weekend. Tennessee is 11-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play. The SEC preseason favorite, Tennessee has won the last two meetings between the two teams, but LSU leads the series 33-19.

LSU enters the match with a 7-10 overall record and 3-5 mark in the conference. The Tigers have league wins over Kentucky, Mississippi State and most recently South Carolina, who they shutout on Sunday. In its last outing, LSU turned in a season's best .359 team hitting percentage. Junior Desiree Elliott and senior Madie Jones pace the Tiger attack this season, with Jones coming off a stellar week. The outside hitter averaged 5.12 kills per set and hit at a .313 clip last week. Jones added 15 kills on 29 swings with no errors for a .517 attacking mark.

No. 22 Illinois at Michigan

9 p.m.
Big Ten Network
Illinois, the 2011 national runner-up, has recorded an 8-8 record overall record so far this season and 2-4 clip in conference play. The Fighting Illini are coming off a five-set loss to top-ranked Penn State. Erin Johnson leads Illinois with 85 total blocks, while Annie Luhrsen leads the team with 10.82 assists per set and Jennifer Beltran is first in digs with 3.92 per set.

Michigan will enjoy some time at home, as eight of its next 10 matches will be held at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines 14-6 overall, including a 6-2 mark at home, and are also 2-4 in the Big Ten. Michigan hopes to snap a three-match losing streak.