Bruins Earn #8 National Seed, Host First and Second Rounds

Nov. 29, 2009

Banachowski Reaction
NCAA Bracket

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's volleyball team received a #8 national seed for the NCAA Tournament and will host the first and second rounds at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins will take on Long Beach State in a first-round matchup on Friday at 8 p.m., with Georgia Tech and Baylor squaring off at 5:30 p.m. The winners of the two first-round matches will play in the second round on Saturday at 7 p.m.

UCLA finished the regular season with a 23-8 overall record and in a tie for second in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 13-5 mark. Long Beach State, champions of the Big West Conference, were 22-8 overall and 12-4 in league play. It will be the second meeting between the Bruins and the 49ers this season, as Long Beach State upset UCLA in three sets on Sept. 19 in Fullerton.

Georgia Tech earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, finishing the regular season with a 21-9 overall record and a 15-5 conference mark (third place) in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Baylor, also an at-large team, was 22-9 overall and 11-9 (tie for fourth) in the Big 12 Conference.

The Bruins are 54-19 all-time against Long Beach State and 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA is 2-0 against both Baylor and Georgia Tech and 1-0 against the Yellow Jackets in the postseason.

UCLA has now hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for six of the last seven years. Since the NCAA field expanded to 64 teams in 1998, the Bruins are 14-0 in first and second round matches at Pauley Pavilion.

Ticket information for the first and second rounds will become available early next week.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA