Hawaii sweeps BYU to win the 2021 NC men's volleyball championship
No. 1 seed Hawaii swept No. 2 seed BYU, 3-0, on Saturday to win the 2021 NC men's volleyball national championship.
The Rainbow Warriors, who never lost a set during the NCAA tournament, finished the match hitting .381. The Cougars, by comparison, managed only .262 percent. Hawaii also had more kills, service aces and digs than BYU.
Rado Parapunov led all players with 13 kills and 16.0 points. Below are the final stats for each team.
Hawaii 3 (25, 25, 25)
BYU 0 (21, 19, 16)
Hawaii wins the second set 25-19, leads the match 2-0
The Rainbow Warriors used a 6-0 run to distance themselves from the Cougars midway through the second set. Hawaii's hitting percentage is now at .370, while BYU is at .294. Parapunov still leads all players with eight digs and three service aces.
Hawaii wins the first set 25-21
Hawaii draws first blood, as the Rainbow Warriors win the opening set of the championship match, 25-21. Rado Parapunov leads all players with five kills and three digs for 5.5 points. The game is being televised on ESPNU.
Below are each team's stats from the first set.
The 2021 national championship match is tonight
No. 1 Hawaii and No. 2 BYU will meet in the finals of the 2021 NC men's volleyball championship tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The Rainbow Warriors swept UC Santa Barbara 3-0 in the semifinals. The Cougars are seeking their fourth national championship and first since 2004. In the semifinals, BYU defeated Lewis 3-1.
Live stats for the championship match can be found with the link below:
No. 1 Hawaii to face No. 2 BYU for the NC men's volleyball national title
The finals of the National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship are set. No. 1 Hawaii will battle No. 2 BYU at 8 p.m. on May 8 on ESPNU.
Hawaii was the first team to move on to the national championship after sweeping UC Santa Barbara 3-0, on the back of Colton Cowell (10 kills), Patrick Gasman (10 kills) and Rado Parapunov (11 kills) all delivering double-digit kills in the match.
No. 2 BYU also pulled off a victory in its semifinal matchup against Lewis. The Cougars won 3-1 as they were led by Gabi Farcia Fenandez who posted 16 kills.
Here were Thursday's semifinal results:
Here is the schedule for the national championship match on Saturday, May 8:
UC Santa Barbara, Lewis advance to the semifinals of the 2021 NC men's volleyball tournament
The opening round of the 2021 National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship concluded Tuesday with two matches. UC Santa Barbara defeated Pepperdine, 3-1, to advance to the semifinals. Lewis swept Penn State, 3-0, to also move on.
Below are the results from Tuesday's games:
No. 1 seed Hawaii will meet UC Santa Barbara in the semifinals, while Lewis will face No. 2 seed BYU. Both matches are scheduled for Thursday, May 6. Match times can be found below.
Penn State sweeps Belmont Abbey to open 2021 NC men's volleyball championship
The 2021 NC men's volleyball championship began on Monday with Penn State sweeping Belmont Abbey 3-0. With the victory, the Nittany Lions advanced to the quarterfinals where they'll face Lewis at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 4.
Below is the schedule for the quarterfinals. Both matches will take place on May 4.
The men's volleyball championship begins today
The men's volleyball championship begins today with an opening-round match between Penn State (21-3) and Belmont Abbey (15-7) at 5 p.m. EDT. You can watch the match on BTN Plus. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals to face Lewis at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 4.
NCAA Men's Volleyball Committee Announces Championship Selections
The NCAA Men’s Volleyball Committee announced today the seven teams vying for the 2021 National Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championship. The top two seeds have been placed in the bracket; the remaining five teams will compete for the last two berths in the bracket via three opening round matches.
In the first opening round match, Penn State (21-3) will play Belmont Abbey (15-7). The winner will advance to the third opening round match to play Lewis (20-2), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play Brigham Young (19-3) at Ohio State.
In the second opening round match, UC Santa Barbara (15-4) will play Pepperdine (13-6), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play Hawaii (15-1) at Ohio State. The opening round matches will be contested May 3 and 4, hosted by The Ohio State University, and the championship will be held May 6 and 8, hosted by Ohio State.
Game time for the first opening round match will take place at 5 p.m. Eastern time, May 3. The second and third opening round matches at Ohio State are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, May 4. Game times for the semifinals are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, May 6. The championship game will be played at 8 p.m. Eastern time, May 8.
The semifinal matches will be streamed live on NCAA.com and the championship match will be televised live on ESPNU and will be played at the Covelli Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the Big West Conference, Conference Carolinas, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The remaining two teams were selected at-large without geographical restrictions.
How to watch the 2021 DI men's volleyball selection show
The selections for the 2021 NC men's volleyball championship will be announced Sunday, April 25. The selection show will be here on NCAA.com at 1 p.m. ET.
The 2021 championship will take place May 6-8 in Columbus, Ohio.
Men's college volleyball championship history
|2019||Long Beach State (28-2)||Alan Knipe||3-1||Hawaii||Long Beach State|
|2018||Long Beach State (28-1)||Alan Knipe||3-2||UCLA||UCLA|
|2017||Ohio State (32-2)||Pete Hanson||3-0||BYU||Ohio State|
|2016||Ohio State (29-3)||Pete Hanson||3-0||BYU||Penn State|
|2015||Loyola Chicago (28-2)||Shane Davis||3-2||Lewis||Stanford|
|2014||Loyola Chicago (29-1)||Shane Davis||3-1||Stanford||Chicago|
|2013||UC Irvine (25-7)||David Kniffin||3-0||BYU||UCLA|
|2012||UC Irvine (26-5)||John Speraw||3-0||Southern California||Southern California|
|2011||Ohio State (26-6)||Pete Hanson||3-2||UC Santa Barbara||Penn State|
|2010||Stanford (24-6)||John Kosty||3-0||Penn State||Stanford|
|2009||UC Irvine (27-5)||John Speraw||3-2||Southern California||BYU|
|2008||Penn State (30-1)||Mark Pavlik||3-1||Pepperdine||UC Irvine|
|2007||UC Irvine (29-5)||John Speraw||3-1||IPFW||Ohio State|
|2006||UCLA (26-12)||Al Scates||3-0||Penn State||Penn State|
|2005||Pepperdine (25-2)||Marv Dunphy||3-2||UCLA||UCLA|
|2004||BYU (29-4)||Tom Peterson||3-2||Long Beach State||Hawaii|
|2003||*Lewis (29-6)||Dave Deuser||3-2||BYU||Long Beach State|
|2002||*Hawaii (24-8)||Mike Wilton||3-1||Pepperdine||Penn State|
|2001||BYU (23-4)||Carl McGown||3-0||UCLA||Long Beach State|
|2000||UCLA (29-5)||Al Scates||3-0||Ohio State||IPFW|
|1999||BYU (30-1)||Carl McGown||3-0||Long Beach State||UCLA|
|1998||UCLA (28-4)||Al Scates||3-0||Pepperdine||Hawaii|
|1997||Stanford (27-4)||Runen Nieves||3-2||UCLA||Ohio State|
|1996||UCLA (26-5)||Al Scates||3-2||Hawaii||UCLA|
|1995||UCLA (31-1)||Al Scates||3-0||Penn State||Springfield, Mass.|
|1994||Penn State (26-3)||Tom Peterson||3-2||UCLA||IPFW|
|1993||UCLA (24-3)||Al Scates||3-0||Cal State Northridge||UCLA|
|1992||Pepperdine (24-4)||Marv Dunphy||3-0||Stanford||Ball State|
|1991||Long Beach State (31-4)||Ray Ratelle||3-1||Southern California||Hawaii|
|1990||Southern California (26-7)||Jim McLaughlin||3-1||Long Beach State||George Mason|
|1989||UCLA (29-5)||Al Scates||3-1||Stanford||UCLA|
|1988||Southern California (34-4)||Bob Yoder||3-2||UC Santa Barbara||IPFW|
|1987||UCLA (38-3)||Al Scates||3-0||Southern California||UCLA|
|1986||Pepperdine (22-7)||Rod Wilde||3-2||Southern California||Penn State|
|1985||Pepperdine (25-2)||Marv Dunphy||3-1||Southern California||UCLA|
|1984||UCLA (38-0)||Al Scates||3-1||Pepperdine||UCLA|
|1983||UCLA (27-4)||Al Scates||3-0||Pepperdine||Ohio State|
|1982||UCLA (29-0)||Al Scates||3-0||Penn State||Penn State|
|1981||UCLA (32-3)||Al Scates||3-2||Southern California||UC Santa Barbara|
|1980||Southern California (22-6)||Ernie Hix||3-1||UCLA||Ball State|
|1979||UCLA (30-0)||Al Scates||3-1||Southern California||UCLA|
|1978||Pepperdine (21-4)||Marv Dunphy||3-2||UCLA||Ohio State|
|1977||Southern California (18-1)||Ernie Hix||3-1||Ohio State||UCLA|
|1976||UCLA (15-2)||Al Scates||3-0||Pepperdine||Ball State|
|1975||UCLA (27-8)||Al Scates||3-1||UC Santa Barbara||UCLA|
|1974||UCLA (30-5)||Al Scates||3-2||UC Santa Barbara||UC Santa Barbara|
|1973||San Diego State (21-5)||Jack Henn||3-1||Long Beach State||San Diego State|
|1972||UCLA (27-7)||Al Scates||3-2||San Diego State||Ball State|
|1971||UCLA (29-1)||Al Scates||3-0||UC Santa Barbara||UCLA|
|1970||UCLA (24-1)||Al Scates||3-0||Long Beach State||UCLA|