Sunday, September 23

Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball falls to BYU in championship game, fails to secure NCAA bid

The Bruins fell at the final hurdle to securing an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. No. 2 seed UCLA (24-7, 9-3 MPSF) men’s volleyball fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball overcomes early setbacks, serves up win against Concordia

The Bruins are one win from an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. No. 2-seeded UCLA men’s volleyball (24-6, 9-3 MPSF) beat No. 4-seeded Concordia (16-15, 5-7) in four sets Thursday night, winning the last three sets in a row 25-21, 26-24, 25-18. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s volleyball draws on key player for consistent offense

Last season, sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was just part of the rotation; now he has emerged as one of top offensive players in the nation, leading all NCAA players in hitting percentage. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s basketball hires former head coach of ETSU, UAB as assistant

UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has hired Murry Bartow as his new assistant coach, according to a Monday afternoon press release. The Bartow hiring comes two days after word got out that UCLA would not retain longtime assistant coach David Grace on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach Steve Alford's coaching corps will include Murry Bartow as an assistant coach. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Conference play continues for Pac-12 softball, baseball teams

Softball Nicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor With conference play in full swing, the No. 1 Washington Huskies are leading the nation and the Pac-12 with a 39-2 overall record and a 10-2 conference record. Read more...

Photo: The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Dylan Missry has been an integral part of the Bruin offense this year. The junior outside hitter is third on the team with 218 kills and 35 aces on the season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Formidable foes await men’s volleyball as it enters MPSF tournament

A difficult road lies ahead for the Bruins to claim their 20th national championship. No. 2 UCLA men’s volleyball (22-6, 9-3 MPSF) concluded regular season play Saturday night with a win over conference rival No. Read more...

Photo: Dylan Missry has been an integral part of the Bruin offense this year. The junior outside hitter is third on the team with 218 kills and 35 aces on the season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Dylan Missry has been an integral part of the Bruin offense this year. The junior outside hitter is third on the team with 218 kills and 35 aces on the season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)


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