LOS ANGELES -- No. 1 Brigham Young swept Penn State 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 on Thursday in the NCAA volleyball semifinals Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion.
BYU (26-4) will take on No. 3 UC Irvine in Saturday's championship.
Kevin Tillie had 14 kills to help defending champion UC Irvine sweep Loyola of Chicago 3-0 in the early semifinal.
Irvine (24-7) took control in the first set, though had to go an extra point to win, 26-24. The Anteaters cruised in the second set winning, 25-18.
Loyola (22-10) battled back from a 24-21 deficit in the third set to tie it at 24. Loyola took the lead 26-25 and again at 27-26, but the Anteaters tied it at 27, then got the final two points on a block by setter Chris Austin and a kill by Connor Hughes.
Cody Caldwell led the Ramblers with 12 kills.
Earlier, the AVCA named BYU's Chris McGown as the 2013 AVCA Men's Division I-II National Coach of the Year.