After a two-year hiatus and some restructuring, the tournament now is a three-day event, highlighting the league's top eight finishers in regular season play.
Marshall comes in at the No. 6-seed, thanks to 3-0 wins in its final two games over Tulane and UTEP, and will face No. 3-seeded UCF at 7 p.m.
The Herd was 1-1 against the Knights during the regular season, with Marshall winning a five-set match in Huntington, but falling 3-1 to UCF in Orlando, part of a seven-game losing streak the Thundering Herd broke with wins in the final two games, passing by No. 7 Memphis and No. 8 SMU with those wins.