Friday, March 22

No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball grinds out four-set victory over Grand Canyon

The Bruins battled fatigue and a newfound scrappiness from their opponent to enter an eight-day break from competition. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (19-5) won in four sets against No. Read more...

Photo: No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball hopes to extend win streak against No. 15 Concordia

The Bruins anticipate a team out for vengeance. “Well, we beat them pretty well last time so I think they are going to come back firing,” said sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah. Read more...

Photo: The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123.  (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball sweeps George Mason with strong offense

The Bruins swept their opponent Saturday night with a consistent and efficient offensive performance. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (17-5, 5-2 MPSF) won in three sets against unranked George Mason (10-9, 6-0 Atlantic 10). Read more...

Photo: Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123.  (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah has 146 kills on the season. UCLA has a team hitting percentage of .337, but the Bruins have hit only .248 in the five most recent games. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s volleyball’s recent offensive downturn hurting postseason chances

With eight regular season games left, the Bruins’ offensive consistency needs to return to push for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA has hit for .248 in its past five games, far below its season average of .337. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah has 146 kills on the season. UCLA has a team hitting percentage of .337, but the Bruins have hit only .248 in the five most recent games. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah has 146 kills on the season. UCLA has a team hitting percentage of .337, but the Bruins have hit only .248 in the five most recent games. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)


Coach John Speraw said that focusing on the execution of back row sets and quick sets will be crucial to the Bruins' upcoming success. No. 3 UCLA heads into this weekend on a three game losing streak and will take on Stanford and No. 5 BYU.  (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s volleyball hopes to turn around losing streak during conference play

The Bruins are on a three-game losing streak, but have a chance to win three games in conference play this week. No. 3 UCLA men’s volleyball (14-4, 3-1 MPSF) is set to face unranked Stanford (3-13, 1-4) at Maples Pavilion on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Speraw said that focusing on the execution of back row sets and quick sets will be crucial to the Bruins' upcoming success. No. 3 UCLA heads into this weekend on a three game losing streak and will take on Stanford and No. 5 BYU. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach John Speraw said that focusing on the execution of back row sets and quick sets will be crucial to the Bruins' upcoming success. No. 3 UCLA heads into this weekend on a three game losing streak and will take on Stanford and No. 5 BYU.  (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach Steve Alford’s 2018-2019 squad will include 6-foot-8 Shareef O’Neal, the son of four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaquille O’Neal, to join UCLA basketball next season

Shaquille O’Neal brought three straight NBA championships to Los Angeles nearly 15 years ago. This year, he’s bringing his son. Shareef O’Neal, son of the NBA Hall of Famer, has committed to play for UCLA men’s basketball next season, 247sports.com reported. Read more...

Photo: Coach Steve Alford’s 2018-2019 squad will include 6-foot-8 Shareef O’Neal, the son of four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Coach Steve Alford’s 2018-2019 squad will include 6-foot-8 Shareef O’Neal, the son of four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)