Nov. 29, 2009

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NCAA RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS- - -The NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee announced today the four teams participating in the 2009 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship.  This year's championship, hosted by Princeton University, will be held December 5-6.
    
In the first game, the University of Southern California (24-2) will play Princeton University (15-11).  The second game will match Loyola Marymount University (19-7) versus University of California, Los Angeles (22-6).  Game times are 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time respectively on December 5. The third-place game will be played at noon Eastern time, December 6, with the championship game at 2 p.m. Eastern time.  The national championship game will be televised live on CBS College Sports Network.
    
Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the:  Collegiate Water Polo Association, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the Western Water Polo Association.  The remaining team was selected at-large without geographical restrictions.
    
Last year, Southern California defeated Stanford University 7-5 to capture the championship.  For updated championship results, log on to ncaa.com.

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