UC Santa Barbara and St. Francis will both open the upcoming season with a first in their programs’ histories.
St. Francis as part of recently unveiling its 2015 regular season schedule announced it will play its season-opener on the road against UC Santa Barbara in the first meeting between the two teams. Continue reading →
Four matches tonight will go a long way to determine the NCAA Tournament field as the conference tournament resume in the MPSF and EIVA.
Pepperdine and Stanford in a match-up between two of the top-five ranked teams in the nation highlight the slate of conference tournament semifinal matches. In addition, out in the East Coast it will be an All-Ivy League battle in the EIVA Tournament semifinals as Princeton and Harvard play each other.
The conference tournament quarterfinals have wrapped-up and only 12 teams remain in control their own fate to reach the NCAA Tournament.
The postseason continue later this week with the EIVA, MIVA and MPSF Tournament semifinal matches. Check out the initial look and the historical stats to know about every conference tournament semifinal match.
The opening round of the conference tournaments has dramatically changed the at-large bid and seeding races for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding. Continue reading →
The first postseason home match for UC Santa Barbara in seven years lived up to the hype.
The No. 4 seed UC Santa Barbara playing in front of a sold-out 2,000 person crowd rallied to beat the No. 5 seed UCLA 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12 on Saturday in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.
Check out all-conference outside attacker Evan Licht’s postmatch news after UC Santa Barbara rallied from a one-game deficit to defeat UCLA in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. Continue reading →
Check out UC Santa Barbara coach Rick McLaughlin’s postmatch news conference following his team’s five-game postseason victory against UCLA on Saturday. Video courtesy of Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates. Continue reading →