Men's Water Polo Contends For Third NCAA Title In Five Years

Nov. 28, 1999

WESTWOOD, Calif. -After capturing the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title Sunday by defeating Stanford 12-11 in overtime, the UCLA men's water polo team is the No. 1 seed going into the NCAA Championships at UC San Diego in La Jolla, Calif. Dec. 4-5.

The Bruins (20-3 overall, 8-0 MPSF) will face fourth-seeded University of Massachusetts (28-5) Saturday Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. Second-seed Stanford (21-5 overall, 7-1 MPSF), who received the MPSF at-large berth, will meet third-seed UC San Diego (19-10) Saturday at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, the third place game will be held at noon, while the national championship game will take place at 1:30 p.m.

UCLA will contend for its third national title in five years, as the Bruins won back-to-back championships in 1995 and '96. UCLA has not appeared in the NCAA championships since 1996. The Bruins also won titles in 1969, 1971 and 1972.

UCLA leads the all-time series with UMass 2-0. These teams last met in 1996, with the Bruins emerging victorious 14-6. In 1990, UCLA defeated the Minutemen 18-2. UMass has made five NCAA tournament appearances in the last six years, including a fourth place finish last year.

Stanford, a conference opponent of the Bruins, leads the all-time series record 57-50. However, UCLA defeated the Cardinal three times in four meetings this season. The Bruins dropped UC San Diego 12-4 on Halloween of this year and lead the all-time series 39-0.

1999 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
@ UC San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

Saturday, Dec. 4
Game 1 Semi-final	#1 UCLA vs. #4 Umass		1:30 p.m.
Game 2 Semi-final	#2 Stanford vs. #3 UC San Diego	3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 5 Game 3 Third Place Loser 1 vs. Loser 2 Noon Game 4 Champ. Winner 1 vs. Winner 2 1:30 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 05 - 1:20 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Concordia
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 1:50 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
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