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USC will take on California for NCAA men's water polo title

USC will take on California for NCAA men's water polo title

The college water polo season will end Sunday afternoon the same way the last one did. And the one before that — in fact, the same way the last 14 seasons ended: with either UCLA or USC playing for the national title.

But for just the second time since 2010, USC will be making the trip alone after UCLA, the two-time defending national champion, was upset by California, 9-8, in overtime in Saturday’s NCAA semifinals.

In the first semifinal, top-ranked USC blitzed Harvard, 19-4, to set up a rematch with the only team that has beaten the Trojans this season.

Playing in California’s home pool at the Spieker Aquatics Complex, UCLA (25-3) was stymied all...

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