April 14, 2002
The UCLA men's volleyball team will play host to UC Santa Barbara Sat., Apr. 20 in the first round of the MPSF Tournament. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.
UCLA tied Hawaii for second place in the final conference standings, but Hawaii won the tie-breaker by virtue of its sweep of the conference series two weeks ago.
The Bruins (25-6, 17-5) defeated the Gauchos (17-10, 12-10) twice this season in conference matches.
Pepperdine (25-4, 20-2) earned the top seed and will host eighth-seeded Cal State Northridge (13-15, 8-14). No.2 seed Hawaii (20-7, 17-5) hosts No.7 Long Beach State. Fourth-seeded BYU (22-6, 16-6) hosts fifth-seeded Stanford (16-9, 15-7).
The MPSF Tournament winner earns the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, scheduled for May 2 & 4 at Penn State.
For ticket information regarding the Bruins first round match, please call 310-UCLA-WIN for more information.