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NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship Game Updates

Game updates following USC and UC Irivine in the 2012 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship.

8:55 Final Score: UCI wins the 2012 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship 3-0 with 25-22, 34-32 and 26-24. 

8:53 UCI's Dan McDonnell serves and UCI wins the 2012 Men's Volleyball Championship, 26-24 in the third and 3-0 in sets. 

8:50 UCI leads 25-24 and could win the 2012 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship with the next point.

8:45 Time out by the Anteaters, USC takes the lead, 21-20 in the third set. This is a must-win for the Trojans who are down by two sets. 

8:32 Big serve by UCI's Carson Clark and the Anteaters pull away slightly with a 12-8 lead in the third set.

8:22 Fun Fact: USC won the first two sets against UCI last time they played in the MPSF Semis and went on to lose 3-2 to them. Third set is just now underway. 

8:18 After an epic second-set battle, UCI takes the second set 34-32 with the kill by Carson Clark. UCI fans are going crazy and it's time for USC to rally.

8:00 Second set is all tied up 18-18 after yet another kill by UCI's Connor Hughes.

7:56 Big block by UCI's Connor Hughes. Trojans still lead 17-14 and timeout on the court called by USC.

7:50 USC has found their groove and lead the Anteaters 14-7 in the second set. 

7:34 UCI takes the first set 25-22 much to the disappointment of the Trojans who thought the ball went out of bounds. Second set is coming up...

7:26 After some back and forth, USC ties it back up with a kill by Tony Ciarelli. It's 20-20 here at Galen in the first.

7:19 Another timeout on the court, but USC trails by just one now with a score of 14-13 in the first set. Big blocks by Micah Christenson and a great serve by Tony Ciarelli brought the Trojans back in the race.

7:15 First time out is called. UCI's Carson Clark has a big serve, ace for the Anteaters. UCI leads 13-10 in the first set. 

7:12 UCI's #2 Connor Hughes looks good with 6 kills. UCI leads 10-8 over the Trojans.

7:08 Big kill by NCAA Player of the Year Tony Ciarelli. The game is all tied 3-3 in the first set.

7:06 The game is underway with USC taking the first point with a kill by #16 Robert Feathers. 

7:04 USC will keep the same starters as they did Thursday: Tony Ciarelli, Steven Shandrick, Robert Feathers, Micah Christenson, Tanner Jansen and J.B. Green.

6:55 Sophomore Libero Henry Cassiday is sidelined again Saturday after bursting a sac in his hip. Less than five minutes until game time here at Galen center. 

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