Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing, Tuaniga in NCAA Tournament

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Four years at Long Beach State and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Long Beach State’s three senior First-Team All-Americans — outside attacker TJ DeFalco, opposite Kyle Ensing and setter Josh Tuaniga — have helped the team reach a program-record four consecutive NCAA Tournament’s. In addition, the trio will be playing in their seventh NCAA Tournament match as the defending NCAA champions face Hawai’i in the finals on Saturday.

Check out the match-by-match breakdown of how DeFalco, Ensing and Tuaniga have fared in NCAA Tournament matches during their college career.

TJ DeFalco, Long Beach State

NCAA Tournament cumulative stats

Matches Kills Errors Att Hit % Aces Digs Blocks
6 100 27 189 .386 8 40 21

NCAA Tournament match-by-match stats

Opponent Round Kills Hit % Aces Digs Blocks
Erskine 2016 play-in 14 .619 0 3 4
BYU 2016 semis 23 .298 1 8 3
BYU 2017 semis 12 .231 3 2 2
Ohio State 2018 semis 16 .361 0 10 3
UCLA 2018 finals 18 .419 2 12 4
Pepperdine 2019 semis 17 .500 2 5 5

Kyle Ensing, Long Beach State

NCAA Tournament cumulative stats

Matches Kills Errors Att Hit % Aces Digs Blocks
6 79 22 192 .297 12 44 16

NCAA Tournament match-by-match stats

Opponent Round Kills Hit % Aces Digs Blocks
Erskine 2016 play-in 11 .381 0 8 2
BYU 2016 semis 10 .152 1 11 4
BYU 2017 semis 12 .385 0 1 1
Ohio State 2018 semis 20 .356 1 10 3
UCLA 2018 finals 20 .326 4 5 4
Pepperdine 2019 semis 6 .143 6 9 2

Josh Tuaniga, Long Beach State

NCAA Tournament cumulative stats

Matches Team Hit % Assists Aces Digs
6 .341 241 4 18

NCAA Tournament match-by-match stats

Opponent Round Team Hit % Assists Aces Digs
Erskine 2016 play-in .528 40 0 1
BYU 2016 semis .244 45 1 4
BYU 2017 semis .215 26 0 1
Ohio State 2018 semis .339 42 2 4
UCLA 2018 finals .325 46 1 5
Pepperdine 2019 semis .461 42 0 3