The 2012 MPSF tournament gets underway the day after Thanksgiving this Friday Nov. 25, and is being hosted by USC. The MPSF is the last of the conferences to host their tournament. This past weekend was the final week of regular season games, and the No. 1 seed was decided when USC defeated UCLA to claim that top spot.
The big story of this tournament is that Long Beach State, who is the fifth seed, is making their first MPSF tournament since 2008, and could possibly give Stanford a run for their money in the first round game. The last time the two played, Stanford escaped with a one-goal victory.
At one point in the season, UC Santa Barbara was the No. 2 team in the country, but ever since they were that high in the rankings they fell to a 1-7 league record, and are the No. 8 seed. They will be facing undefeated USC in the opening round game.
Here is the complete 2012 MPSF schedule (all times Eastern)
|Friday, November 23|
|1:00 p.m.||Game 1||No. 1 USC vs. No. 8 Santa Barbara
|2:30 p.m.||Game 2||No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Pacific|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 3||No. 3 California vs. No. 6 Pepperdine|
|6:00 p.m.||Game 4||No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 5 Long Beach State|
|Saturday, November 24|
|1:00 p.m.||Game 5||Losers Games 1 & 4|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 6||Losers Games 2 & 3|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 7 (Semifinal)||Winners Games 1 & 4|
|6:00 p.m.||Game 8 (Semifinal)||Winners Games 2 & 3|
|Sunday, November 25|
|1:00 p.m.||Game 9 (7th Place)||Losers Games 5 & 6|
|2:30 p.m.||Game 10 (5th Place)||Winners Games 5 & 6|
|4:30 p.m.||Game 11 (3rd Place)||Losers Games 7 & 8||WATCH LIVE|
|6:00 p.m.||Game 12 (Championship)||Winners Games 7 & 8||WATCH LIVE|