The upcoming NCAA Tournament finals between BYU and Hawai’i will mark the 10th NCAA Tournament finals that Off the Block has covered since launching its website in 2011. Check out Off the Block’s finals coverage throughout the years.
2011 finals: Ohio State vs. UC Santa Barbara
Setter Steven Kehoe led Ohio State to a .329 attack percentage, including hitting .714 in the decisive fifth game, to help the Buckeyes secure their first NCAA championship. In addition, Shawn Sangrey had a match-high 30 kills in the victory against UC Santa Barbara.
2012 finals: UC Irvine vs. USC
Dan McDonnell delivered a championship-winning ace in the third-game overtime as UC Irvine swept USC in a de facto road match. This also would be the final match for John Speraw as the team’s head coach before departing the university in the offseason to become the UCLA head coach.
2013 finals: UC Irvine vs. BYU
UC Irvine under first-year head coach David Kniffin overcame three game-points as part of a 5-0 match-ending run to beat BYU in a third-game overtime 26-24 and complete the sweep. Middle attacker Scott Kevorken had the championship-winning block to finish with a match-high 12 blocks as the Anteaters became the first team to win back-to-back NCAA championships in almost 20 years.
2014 finals: Loyola vs. Stanford
In front of a sold-out home crowd, outside attacker Cody Caldwell had both a match-high 20 kills on a .562 attack percentage and 10 digs in a four-game victory against Stanford. The Ramblers concluded the match hitting .452 en route to their first NCAA championship in program history.
Video: Stanford coach sideline interview
Video: Stanford’s diehard fan
Video: Loyola championship celebration
Video: Stanford postmatch news conference
Video: Loyola postmatch news conference
Video: Loyola’s Olson gets postmatch interview pie in face
Video: Loyola freshman reacts to winning national title
Video: Reaction, analysis to Loyola winning NCAA championship
2015 finals: Loyola vs. Lewis
The MIVAgeddon between Loyola and Lewis lived up to the hype. Given the nickname because the finals had two teams from the MIVA, the championship match featured a 16-point fifth-game overtime that ended with a Loyola championship-winning block. Freshman middle attacker Jeff Jendryk in the victory finished with 17 kills on a .500 attack percentage along with nine blocks.
Video: Loyola postmatch news conference
Video: Lewis postmatch news conference
Video: Loyola celebrates back-to-back NCAA championships
Video: Loyola’s Caldwell reaction to winning NCAA championship
Video: Loyola serving specialist Chilcoat reacts to winning NCAA title
Video: Reaction, analysis to epic NCAA Tournament finals
Loyola beats Lewis in NCAA finals as told through Twitter
Historical records and notes from 2015 NCAA finals
2016 finals: Ohio State vs. BYU
Both Nicolas Szerszen and Miles Johnson had multiple aces as Ohio State swept the MPSF champions BYU to win the NCAA championship. The Buckeyes had four players with double-digit kills, including middle attacker Blake Leeson who had 11 kills and zero attack errors while hitting .846.
Video: BYU news conference
Video: Ohio State news conference
Video: Ohio State’s Leeson reacts to winning NCAA title
Historical records and notes from NCAA finals
2017 finals: Ohio State vs. BYU
In a rematch of NCAA Tournament finals, Ohio State once again swept BYU. Outside attacker Nicolas Szerszen playing in front of a home crowd of 8,205 people led all players with 16 kills on a .480 attack percentage. This was the Buckeyes’ third NCAA championship of the decade — the most of any team in the nation.
Video: Ohio State postmatch news conference
Video: BYU postmatch news conference
Video: Ohio State’s Hervoir reacts to winning NCAA title
Video: Ohio State’s Guessous reacts to winning NCAA title
Video: Ohio State assistant discusses game plan that beat BYU
Video: Reaction, analysis to NCAA Tournament finals
2018 finals: Long Beach State vs. UCLA
Setter Josh Tuaniga guided the offense to a .328 attack percentage as Long Beach State rallied from a one-game deficit to beat UCLA in a desivie fifth game. Outside attacker TJ DeFalco also finished with 18 kills while hitting .419 en route to the Beach winning their first NCAA championship in almost 20 years.
Maturity key to Long Beach win
Video: Long Beach State news conference
Video: UCLA news conference
Long Beach beats UCLA as told through Twitter
Historical stats, notes from NCAA finals
2019 finals: Long Beach State vs. Hawai’i
DeFalco in his final college match had both a match-high 20 kills and three aces as Long Beach State defeated Hawai’i in four games to repeat as NCAA champions. Long Beach State in the victory hit .427 — its second consecutive NCAA Tournament match with more than a .400 attack percentage.
Video: Long Beach State postmatch news conference
Video: Hawai’i postmatch news conference
DeFAlco’s swang soong pure dominance
Video: Long Beach State championship celebration
Video: NCAA trophy presentation
Video: NCAA Tournament postmatch recap
Record breaking stats from NCAA finals
NCAA Tournament canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.