Wednesday, January 16

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .636, adding one ace and four blocks. No. 4 UCLA bested unranked Stanford on Thursday in four sets. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s volleyball defeats Stanford despite brief communication issues

After falling to unranked USC last weekend, UCLA men’s volleyball risked losing to two consecutive unranked teams when it faced Stanford on Thursday night. The No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .636, adding one ace and four blocks. No. 4 UCLA bested unranked Stanford on Thursday in four sets. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah led the Bruins with 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .636, adding one ace and four blocks. No. 4 UCLA bested unranked Stanford on Thursday in four sets. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

After No. 5 UCLA's loss to unranked USC, the Bruins' last weekend of play is even more important in helping them vie for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will host unranked Stanford on Thursday and No. 2 BYU on Saturday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Next two games to determine men’s volleyball’s postseason standing

Following a loss to unranked USC, UCLA has two games left this week to end the regular season. “We have to win, without a doubt,” said senior opposite Christian Hessenauer. Read more...

Photo: After No. 5 UCLA's loss to unranked USC, the Bruins' last weekend of play is even more important in helping them vie for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will host unranked Stanford on Thursday and No. 2 BYU on Saturday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

After No. 5 UCLA's loss to unranked USC, the Bruins' last weekend of play is even more important in helping them vie for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will host unranked Stanford on Thursday and No. 2 BYU on Saturday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Angus’ Beef: Men’s volleyball falls to unranked USC, jeopardizes NCAA tournament entry

Micah Ma’a sprinted past the antenna to the other side of the court to chase down a ball shanked by senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and fell just short, giving USC the point it needed to win the match. Read more...

Photo: To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball upset by unranked USC in five-setter

UCLA men’s volleyball had not lost to an unranked team since 2014. On Saturday, USC broke that streak. The Trojans (7-17, 3-7 MPSF) took down the No. Read more...

Photo: Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s volleyball sweeps UCSB, wins fifth consecutive home game

The Bruins headed into Wednesday’s match after a 12-day break from competition – their longest amount of time without a game this season. “It was a long two weeks off after we’d played two or three games a week, so it was just kind of odd to come back,” said junior setter Micah Ma’a. Read more...

Photo: Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

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)

Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball sweeps Concordia for second time this season

Prior to Wednesday night, no Bruin had averaged more than five kills per set in a match this season. Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer finished averaging six kills per set in No. Read more...

Photo: Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


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