BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Following No. 12-ranked/Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) Champion Bucknell University’s 13-12 win at No. 9/Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) Champion Harvard University on Saturday, November 30, the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Water Polo Championship quarterfinals at the University of Pacific’s Chris Kjeldsen Aquatic Center in Stockton, Calif., are now set.
Bucknell will play at-large selection/No. 2 the University of Southern California (USC) on Thursday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 p.m. Eastern with the winner advancing to the semifinals to play Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Champion/No. 1 Stanford University at Pacific on Saturday, December 7, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific/8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Also on Thursday, December 5, Golden Coast Conference (GCC) Champion/No. 3 Pepperdine University will play Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Champion/No. 10 the University of California-Davis at Pacific tentatively starting at 5:45 p.m. Pacific/2:45 p.m. Eastern, with the winner advancing to meet at-large selection/host/No. 3 Pacific at 10:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, December 7.
The victors of the two semifinal games will take to the water at 3:00 p.m. Pacific/6:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, December 8, at Pacific to determine the 2019 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Champion.
For fans unable to make the trip to Pacific, the NCAA will stream the semifinals and championship game live on Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8, via NCAA.com. Streaming information for the quarterfinals on Thursday, December 5, is not available at this time.