Nov. 20, 2010
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's water polo team will face Pacific in its first-round match of the MPSF Tournament on Friday, Nov. 26. The Bruins (18-4, 6-2 MPSF) posted a 3-0 record against the Tigers (4-4, 16-9) during the regular season.
UCLA and Pacific will square off at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, Calif. The winner of that match advances to a semifinal contest on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. against either No. 2-seed USC or No. 7-seed UC Santa Barbara.
Six of the conference's nine teams concluded their regular-season schedules Saturday, to finalize the conference standings and the upcoming MPSF Tournament (UCLA, Stanford and California had already finished their regular-season schedule).
California's 9-6 victory over Stanford on Friday helped the Golden Bears finish the regular season with a perfect 8-0 mark in MPSF play and earn the conference's top seed at the upcoming tournament. UCLA and USC each finished with 6-2 MPSF records. The Trojans have earned the No. 2 seed by virtue of defeating the Bruins on Nov. 1 in the regular-season MPSF match.
Stanford went 5-3 in the MPSF to secure the conference's No. 4 seed. UC Irvine and Pacific each went 4-4 in MPSF play, but Irvine's victory over Pacific on Oct. 31 helped the Anteaters secure the conference's No. 5 seed. Rounding out the conference tournament's eight team field include No. 7-seed UC Santa Barbara and No. 8-seed Pepperdine.
2010 MPSF REGULAR-SEASON STANDINGS (FINAL)
|No.||Team||MPSF||MPSF Pct.||Overall||Overall Pct.|
|7||UC Santa Barbara||2-6||.333||11-10||.524|
|9||Long Beach State||0-8||.000||7-15||.318|
2010 MPSF TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|Game #1||Friday, Nov. 26||10:00 a.m.||(1) California vs. (8) Pepperdine|
|Game #2||Friday, Nov. 26||11:30 a.m.||(2) USC vs. (7) UC Santa Barbara|
|Game #3||Friday, Nov. 26||1:30 p.m.||(3) UCLA vs. (6) Pacific|
|Game #4||Friday, Nov. 26||3:00 p.m.||(4) Stanford vs. (5) UC Irvine|
|Game #5||Saturday, Nov. 27||10:00 a.m.||Losers of Games 1 and 4|
|Game #6||Saturday, Nov. 27||11:30 a.m.||Losers of Games 2 and 3|
|Game #7||Saturday, Nov. 27||1:30 p.m.||Winners of Games 1 and 4|
|Game #8||Saturday, Nov. 27||3:00 p.m.||Winners of Games 2 and 3|
|Game #9||Sunday, Nov. 28||10:00 a.m.||Losers of Games 5 and 6 (7th place)|
|Game #10||Sunday, Nov. 28||11:30 a.m.||Losers of Games 5 and 6 (5th place)|
|Game #11||Sunday, Nov. 28||1:30 p.m.||Winners of Games 7 and 8 (3rd place)|
|Game #12||Sunday, Nov. 28||3:00 p.m.||Winners of Games 7 and 8 (1st place)|