Illinois and USC’s semifinal match point lasted 63 seconds, consisted of 56 touches (including at least one by each of the 12 players on the floor) and the ball cleared the net 22 times.
“Illinois just beat us. They played a little bit better than we did at the right time. And what do you say to that? You say congratulations.” – USC Head Coach Mick Haley
“I thought the last point of the match defined the whole match in itself. It was two very, very good teams playing high-level volleyball. – Illinois Head Coach Kevin Hambly
Originally published in February 2012