It was as crazy and dramatic as possible in the NCAA Tournament semifinals with both matches going to a decisive fifth game.
Check out Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes breakdown the two semifinal matches and what to take away heading into the NCAA finals between Loyola and Stanford. Continue reading
Check out the postmatch news conference for Penn State following its five-game loss to Loyola in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday. Continue reading
All-American outside attacker Thomas Jaeschke made sure the sold-out home crowd didn’t leave Gentile Arena disappointed.
Jaeschke had a match-high 24 kills as Loyola defeated Penn State 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-11 in front of 4,435 fans at the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Chicago.
Four teams remain and by the end of the night only two will be left still fighting for a national championship.
The NCAA Tournament semifinals get underway tonight at Loyola’s Gentile Arena as Stanford and BYU play each other in a rematch of the MPSF Tournament championship match. In addition, two traditional conference powerhouses Penn State and Loyola will meet in the other semifinal match.
Check out Off the Block’s interview with Penn State coach Mark Pavlik just hours before his team plays Loyola in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading
The NCAA Tournament resumes on Thursday with both semifinal matches to be played at Loyola’s Gentile Arena in Chicago.
Check out the initial look and the historical information to know about these two semifinal matches.
Check out Off the Block’s video interview with Penn State All-EIVA opposite Nick Goodell as he discusses playing the No. 1 seed Loyola in the NCAA Tournament semifinals and the toll that playing four matches in an eight-day stretch has on a college men’s volleyball player. Continue reading
Coach Mark Pavlik and his Penn State players are enjoying that they’ll be playing in a sold-out arena — even if it’s in front of a hostile crowd.
Pavlik said during a news conference Wednesday that the team has embraced the challenge of trying to upset the No. 1 seed Loyola on its home court in the upcoming NCAA Tournament semifinals. Continue reading
Aaron Russell backed-up his coach calling him a top-three outside attacker in the nation and got Penn State back into the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
Russell had a match-high 20 kills as the No. 5 seed Penn State defeated the No. 4 seed Lewis 27-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19 in the NCAA Tournament play-in match on Tuesday in Chicago.
The long awaited expansion to the NCAA Tournament will finally be experienced tonight.
The inaugural NCAA Tournament play-in matches will begin with the No. 3 seed Stanford and its lengthy history of NCAA Tournament success playing the No. 6 seed Erskine in its first NCAA Tournament appearance. In addition, after Lewis getting a controversial at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament it will play Penn State in the other play-in match.