Nov. 20, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The No. 3-seed UCLA men's water polo team hosts the upcoming MPSF Tournament at Spieker Aquatics Center this weekend (Nov. 25-27) and will face No. 6-seed Pepperdine at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. The Bruins can clinch an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament by winning this weekend's MPSF Tournament.
UCLA (20-4) finished third among nine MPSF teams during the regular season with a 6-2 conference record. The Bruins will enter the eight-team MPSF Tournament as the No. 3-seeded team for the second consecutive season.
Last fall, UCLA finish fourth at the tournament. In 2009, the Bruins won the MPSF Championship by defeating Pepperdine, USC and California on consecutive days at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium.
Ticket packages can be purchased online (click here) or by phone through UCLA's Central Ticket Office (310-UCLA-WIN) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Live video of all 12 tournament contests will be streamed online, through uclabruins.com. Visit the official tournament website for additional details. In addition, UCLA will provide a live audio broadcast of the four first-round matches (Friday), both semifinal games (Saturday) and the championship match and third-place game (Sunday).
2011 MPSF REGULAR-SEASON STANDINGS (FINAL)
|No.||Team||MPSF||MPSF Pct.||Overall||Overall Pct.|
|5||UC Santa Barbara||3-5||.375||15-10||.600|
|9||Long Beach State||1-7||.125||16-10||.615|
2011 MPSF TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|Game 1||Friday, Nov. 25||10:00 a.m.||(1) USC vs. (8) Pacific|
|Game 2||Friday, Nov. 25||11:30 a.m.||(2) California vs. (7) UC Irvine|
|Game 3||Friday, Nov. 25||1:30 p.m.||(3) UCLA vs. (6) Pepperdine|
|Game 4||Friday, Nov. 25||3:00 p.m.||(4) Stanford vs. (5) UC Santa Barbara|
|Game 5||Saturday, Nov. 26||10:00 a.m.||Losers of Games 1 and 4|
|Game 6||Saturday, Nov. 26||11:30 a.m.||Losers of Games 2 and 3|
|Game 7||Saturday, Nov. 26||1:30 p.m.||Winners of Games 1 and 4 (semifinal)|
|Game 8||Saturday, Nov. 26||3:00 p.m.||Winners of Games 2 and 3 (semifinal)|
|Game 9||Sunday, Nov. 27||10:00 a.m.||Losers of Games 5 and 6 (7th place)|
|Game 10||Sunday, Nov. 27||11:30 a.m.||Winners of Games 5 and 6 (5th place)|
|Game 11||Sunday, Nov. 27||1:30 p.m.||Losers of Games 7 and 8 (3rd place)|
|Game 12||Sunday, Nov. 27||3:00 p.m.||Winners of Games 7 and 8 (1st place)|