Check out the historical stats to know and the records that were broken during UCLA’s victory against Hawai’i in the NCAA Tournament finals on Saturday.
– John Speraw joins Tom Peterson as the only head coach to win a NCAA championship with different schools. Speraw won three NCAA titles at UC Irvine before becoming the UCLA head coach following the 2012 season. Peterson won national titles with both Penn State and BYU.
– Speraw with this victory ties Hall of Famer and former Ball State coach Don Shondell for the third-most NCAA Tournament career coaching wins at 11 matches.
– UCLA opposite Ido David had a season-high 23 kills. It also tied for the second-most kills in a NCAA Tournament finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– The 47 attack attempts for David was the most attacks for a player in a NCAA Tournament finals that did not go to a fifth game during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– UCLA middle attacker J.R. Norris IV finished with a season-high five aces. This is the second-most aces in a NCAA Tournament finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– Hawai’i libero Brett Sheward had a match-high 16 digs and set the NCAA Tournament finals record for most digs during the the 25-point rally scoring era.
– UCLA libero Troy Gooch had 15 digs – the second-most digs in a NCAA Tournament finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– Setter Andrew Rowan had 60 assists – the second-most assists in a NCAA Tournament finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– Rowan became the first starting setter as a freshman to lead their team to a NCAA championship during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– The 16-point overtime in the second game tied for the longest overtime session in a NCAA Tournament finals since the decisive fifth game between Loyola and Lewis in 2015.
– This was the first NCAA Tournament finals to feature two games that went to overtime since 2015.
– The attendance for this finals between UCLA and Hawai’i was 6.942. It was the highest finals attendance since 2018 and the fourth-highest attendance for the finals during the 25-point rally scoring era.
– This finals at George Mason was the highest-attended finals played on the East Coast in the history of the NCAA Tournament.
– Despite the loss, Hawai’i was the first program to reach four consecutive NCAA Tournament finals since UCLA when it reached six straight finals in 1993-98.
– Hawai’i, Pepperdine, UCLA and UCLA are the only programs to reach four consecutive NCAA Tournament finals.
– This is the 20th NCAA championship in UCLA’s program history. Pepperdine has the second-most NCAA champions at five.
– This win ends UCLA’s 17-year drought between national titles – the longest championship in its program history.