Saturday, November 17

Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .750 and finished the night second on the team with 13 kills. No. 3 seed UCLA will next face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Bruins conquer Cougars to move on to NCAA championship game against LBSU

This post was updated May 4 at 12:27 a.m. Grant Maleski had only entered the game once before the final point. With the score at 24-19, the freshman outside hitter and opposite hammered a serve through the BYU back row to take the Bruins one game away from claiming their 20th national championship. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .750 and finished the night second on the team with 13 kills. No. 3 seed UCLA will next face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .750 and finished the night second on the team with 13 kills. No. 3 seed UCLA will next face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Dylan Missry didn't have a good game the last time UCLA played BYU. The junior outside hitter picked up four kills on 15 swings, registered four errors and brought his hitting percentage down to .000. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball to face BYU in NCAA championship semifinal

The Bruins are one game away from the national championship final. No. 3 seed UCLA (25-7, 9-3 MPSF) will face No. 2 seed BYU (22-6, 10-2) in the NCAA tournament semifinal Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Dylan Missry didn't have a good game the last time UCLA played BYU. The junior outside hitter picked up four kills on 15 swings, registered four errors and brought his hitting percentage down to .000. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Dylan Missry didn't have a good game the last time UCLA played BYU. The junior outside hitter picked up four kills on 15 swings, registered four errors and brought his hitting percentage down to .000. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s volleyball to take on Harvard in NCAA quarterfinals

The Bruins’ path to their 20th NCAA championship begins Tuesday. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball (24-7, 9-3 MPSF) will face No. 6 seed Harvard (13-13, 10-4 EIVA) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinal Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Serving remains key for UCLA men’s volleyball in postseason

UCLA men’s volleyball was able to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament despite a loss to No. 2-seeded BYU in the MPSF Tournament when its serving didn’t make enough of an impact. Read more...

Photo: Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/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)

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)


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