For the first time 17 years, a team has won back-to-back men’s volleyball NCAA championships.
The No. 2 seed UC Irvine swept the No. 1 seed BYU on Saturday in Los Angeles to win its second consecutive national championship and the program’s fourth title in the last seven years. Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes breaks down the NCAA Tournament championship and results of the champions means for both the Anteaters and Cougars. Continue reading “Video: Reaction, analysis to UC Irvine winning NCAA championship”
Both the BYU and UC Irvine fans turned out for the national championship and helped it become one of the highest attended finals in recent history.
The No. 2 seed UC Irvine swept the No. 1 seed BYU to repeat as national champions Saturday at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in front of a crowd of 6,295 people — the highest attended NCAA championship match since 1999 that didn’t feature the host school playing in the match.
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All the talk going into the NCAA Tournament championship was the star power both teams had at outside attacker, but it was a career performance from a middle attacker that made all the difference for UC Irvine.
Scott Kevorken had a match-high 11 blocks and .600 attack percentage as the No. 2 seed UC Irvine swept the No. 1 seed BYU 25-23, 25-22, 26-24 on Saturday in Los Angeles to repeat as NCAA champions.
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After four months and more than 500 matches across the country, one remaining match will decide the winner of the national championship.
The No. 1 seed BYU and the No. 2 seed UC Irvine will both try to capture their fourth national title in program history as the two teams meet in the NCAA Tournament championship match.
Check out the NCAA Tournament championship match to follow tonight.
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The biggest prize in college men’s volleyball will be decided tonight as the No. 1 seed BYU and the No. 2 seed UC Irvine will met in the NCAA Tournament championship match.
Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes break downs the national title match and the top storylines to follow tonight. Check out the Off the Block prematch show to find out what to know about this championship match as the Cougars and Anteaters both attempt to win their fourth NCAA championship in program history.
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Numbers and trends can start to become extremely interesting, especially when they begin to involve a championship match and historic possibilities.
The No. 1 seed BYU and the No. 2 seed UC Irvine will play each other in the NCAA Tournament championship match on Saturday with numerous trends and streaks of historic proportions on the line.
Check out the top five facts and stats to know about this national title match before it begins.
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The two teams that opened the season No. 1 and No. 2 in the national rankings will end the season playing in the NCAA championship match.
BYU and UC Irvine both swept its NCAA Tournament semifinal matches to advance to the title match on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Players and coaches on both teams Friday address the media in a prematch news conference. Check out what each team had to say about the upcoming title match.
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It helps to have the host school in the NCAA Tournament when it comes to semifinals attendance numbers.
The UCLA athletics department informed Off the Block on Friday that 2,935 people were in attendance for both men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament semifinal matches — the lowest semifinal attendance since 2007.
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It’s all down to two teams trying to win the biggest prize in college men’s volleyball.
The No. 1 seed BYU and the No. 2 seed UC Irvine both won their semifinal matches Thursday and will advance to play each other in the NCAA Tournament championship match on Saturday in Los Angeles. Here is the initial look and the historical information to know about this title match.
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For the first time in almost a decade, BYU is back in the national championship match.
The No. 1 seed BYU overcame a five-point deficit in the third game to complete the sweep against the No. 4 seed Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Following the match, the coaches and players from both BYU and Penn State addressed the media in a postmatch news conference. Check out what each team had to say about the semifinal match.
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