Here are most of the things you need to know (and some you might not know) entering the national championship tonight at Pauley Pavilion.
#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.
#1 Long Beach State won the inaugural Big West Conference tournament with a straight-set victory over #4 Hawai’i Saturday night.
#1 Long Beach and #4 Hawai’i advanced to the first Big West Conference men’s volleyball tournament championship with wins over #11 CSUN and #5 UCI, respectively.
In their first five-set match of the season, #1 Long Beach survived #4 UC Irvine in the Pyramid Friday night.
Kyle Ensing paced a balanced LBSU attack to a tight sweep of #16 CSUN in both teams Big West openers.
VolleyMob sat down with Long Beach State coach Alan Knipe ahead of the team’s road trip to the East Coast to find out what has the 49ers humming this season and how the 1992 alum has developed a culture of success.
#1 LBSU made quick work of #14 USC in a sweep Saturday night. The 49ers 9-0 start is their best in 10 years.
#1 Long Beach State remained undefeated by sweeping #16 Stanford Saturday night. The two meet again on Friday, January 26, this time at the Pyramid.
In case you missed any of our releases this past week, here is our cumulative VolleyMob Top 20 Men’s Power Rankings (Preseason).