SC gets the at-large in NCAA men’s tourney

April 29th, 2012

UC Irvine the top seed, will face Penn State of the EIVA

USC the second seed, will take on Lewis of the MIVA

National semifinals Thursday not on TV, on, starting at 3 p.m. HST

championship match Satruday live on ESPNU. 4 pm. HST

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  • jmy

    Sucks that there’s no tv for the semis…

    • Cindy Luis

      agree, especially since this is leading up to the NORCECA qualifier a week later just down the road in Carson. Perfect opportunity to give the game more exposure in an Olympic year

  • Jesse

    They used to be on espn2 what the heck happened?? Not even on espn3???

  • cabeza3

    For certain customers without a cable provider or internet service that is in partnership with Watch ESPN/ESPN3, we can’t access the online stream–but can be accessed by anyone with high-speed connection.

  • Jesse

    Meant semis not being on ESPNU, sorry.

  • warriorfan

    I am not rooting for anyone at this final four. I guess If I had to choose I’d want Micah to win it, but i can’t stand USC. Not crazy about Lewis, PSU or Irvine either.

    • vballfreak808

      Same here. I really wish Stanford made it

      • James

        agreed! stanford definitely got robbed this year. I think USC is one of the most overrated teams…. remember last year? number 1 team in the country… loses in mpsf finals, then again in the semis. Can’t stand usc…. used to like penn state, but not a big fan of their setter right now… don’t know much about lewis, and kind of bitter that irvine beat stanford

        • Cindy Luis

          I don’t see where Stanford got robbed, based on how the selection has worked for decades
          there was a 3-way tie for 2nd. Stanford, BYU and UCI.
          committee looks at the last 10 matches.
          heading into the MPSF tourney
          USC had won 17 in a row, last loss was 0-3 at UCLA Feb. 3. they beat Stanford twice in the regular season.
          BYU: 8-2, then 3-2 over the Beach, 2-3 vs. Stanford
          UCI: 8-2, then 3-2 vs. USC, 3-2 vs. Stanford.
          Stanford 7-3, including a 3-1 loss to Hawaii, which finished last. then 3-1 vs. Pep, 3-1 vs. BYU, 2-3 to UCI.
          The solution, IMHO, is to go to an 8-team playoff for the NCAAs, 2 teams from the 3 conferences, 2 at large,
          OR wishful thinking, PacWest sponsors men’s volleyball. current PacWest teams Cal Baptist and Grand Canyon already do. If UHHilo, HPU, BYUH and Chaminade would add the sport — in conjunction with adding women’s sand volleyball , which they’ve been discussing— you’d have four leagues. 4 champions, and then go to an 8 team with 4 at-large. just a thought.
          I wish the DII schools here would add it. All of them, except for Chaminade, used to men’s volleyball. It would open up opportunities for the local kids to play and not have to leave home. As we’ve seen numerous times, that some local kids have a hard time adjusting to the mainland and are back home after a year.

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