Here are most of the things you need to know (and some you might not know) entering the national championship tonight at Pauley Pavilion.
Here’s everything you need to watch and follow the NCAA Championship match between #1 Long Beach State and #3 UCLA.
Long Beach State’s Alan Knipe says “This is what you train all year for and we’ve talked about our process to getting to this point since the very first days of the fall. We get the chance to come in and compete for a national championship, which is exactly what the goal was from the first day. Here we go.”
Coach Alan Knipe spoke on his team’s breakthrough to their first national championship after semi-final losses in each of the last 2 years.
Long Beach State and UCLA are meeting for the 2018 National Championship. Check out VolleyMob’s preview of the match.
Twenty-seven years ago, before any of the players on the 2018 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team were even born, a core group of players hit the hardwood inside the Gold Mine and won a program-record 31 matches en route to bringing home a National Championship. On Saturday, with the season on the line, the 1991 Long Beach State National Champion Men’s Volleyball team will be there, cheering on the Beach.
UCLA vs. Long Beach State could push attendance for Saturday’s championship over 10,000 fans.
#1 LBSU outlasted #6 OSU in an epic national semifinal Thursday night in four sets. The 49ers move on to the national championship Saturday to await the winner of 2-seed BYU and 3-seed UCLA.
Everything you need to get caught up and follow tonight’s NCAA Men’s Volleyball Final Four/Semifinal matches.
A common theme arose when the Long Beach State players and head coach Alan Knipe took the stage in front of the NCAA media contingent on Wednesday: the team does not see themselves as the favorite and is looking to build on team chemistry and past experiences to push through to a national title.