1973 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament

The 1973 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament was the fourth annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college volleyball. The tournament took place at Peterson Gym on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California.[1] Like the previous year, the format of this championship consisted of a preliminary, four-team round robin to determine seeding for a subsequent single-elimination tournament. The round-robin seeding games were played on Friday, May 25th at Peterson Gym on the San Diego State campus. The semi-final and championship matches were held at the San Diego Sports Arena on Saturday, May 26th.

1973 NCAA Men's Volleyball Tournament
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DatesMay 1973
Teams4
ChampionsSan Diego State (1st title)
Runners-upLong Beach State
Third placeBall State
Fourth placeArmy
Matches played10
Attendance13,412 (1,341 per match)
Best playerDuncan McFarland (San Diego State)
1972
1974

Over 8,000 fans attended the championship match which, at the time, was the largest crowd ever to witness a volleyball match in the United States.

San Diego State defeated Long Beach State, 3–1 (11–15, 15–13, 15–8, 15–6), in the championship match to win their first national title. San Diego State's Duncan McFarland was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

QualificationEdit

Until the creation of the NCAA Men's Division III Volleyball Championship in 2012, there was only a single national championship for men's volleyball. As such, all NCAA men's volleyball programs (whether from the University Division, or the College Division) were eligible. A total of 4 teams were invited to contest this championship.

Team Appearance Previous
Army 1st Never
Ball State 4th 1972
Long Beach State 2nd 1970
San Diego State 2nd 1972

Round robinEdit

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 Long Beach State 9 3 0 6 1 6.000 100 58 1.724
2 San Diego State 6 2 1 5 3 1.667 112 83 1.349
3 Ball State 3 1 2 3 4 0.750 84 88 0.955
4 Army 0 0 3 0 6 0.000 23 90 0.256
May 1973 Ball State '0–2' Long Beach State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(11–15, 7–15)

May 1973 Army '0–2' San Diego State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(1–15, 6–15)

May 1973 Ball State '1–2' San Diego State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(19–17, 12–15, 5–15)

May 1973 Army '0–2' Long Beach State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(2–15, 3–15)

May 1973 Army '0–2' Ball State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(4–15, 7–15)

May 1973 Long Beach State '2'–1 San Diego State Peterson Gym
San Diego, California
(10–15, 15–13, 15–7)

BracketEdit

Semifinals Championship
              
1 Long Beach State (3) 15 15 15
4 Army (0) 5 1 2
1 Long Beach State (1) 15 13 8 6
2 San Diego State (3) 11 15 15 15
2 San Diego State (3) 15 15 15
3 Ball State (0) 5 7 10 Third place
3 Ball State (2) 15 15
4 Army 7 8

All tournament teamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Volleyball National Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved April 3, 2015.