Bruins Will Host NCAA Volleyball First/Second Round

Nov. 26, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's volleyball team has been selected as the No. 4 national seed in the 64-team NCAA Championship field, and will open tournament play at home on Friday, December 1 against UAB. Utah and Michigan State will also play opening-round matches at Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins (29-3), ranked fourth in the most recent CSTV/AVCA Coaches Poll, are participating in their 25th NCAA Championship. UCLA has won three NCAA titles (1984, 1990, 1991) and six total National Championships in women's volleyball (1971-72 DGWS and 1974, 1975 AIAW). This is UCLA's first top-four national seed since 1994, which is also the year of UCLA's most recent trip to the NCAA Division I Semifinals.

Winners of Friday night's first round matches (Utah vs. Michigan State at 5:30 pm; UAB at UCLA at 8 pm) will play on Saturday night, December 2, at 7 pm. All three matches will take place at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

All-session tickets will be available at Pauley Pavilion on the day of the event. All-sessions passes will sell for $18 for adults and $10 for students and youth. Single-session tickets, which will only be sold on game-days, are available for $10 for adults and $6 for students and youth. All tickets are general admission.

NCAA First Round Matches - Friday, December 1, 2006
Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
5:30 pm Utah vs. Michigan State
8 pm UAB at UCLA

NCAA Second Round Match - Saturday, December 2, 2006
7 pm Utah/Michigan State winner vs. UAB/UCLA winner

Second-round winner advances to the Honolulu, Hawaii, regional.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS