Brent Hilliard had 27 kills as second-ranked Long Beach State upset top-ranked Southern Cal 15-11, 15-6, 8-15, 15-8 to capture the NCAA men's volleyball title Saturday night.

The victory not only gave Long Beach State (31-4) its first ever title after four second-place finishes, it also avenged a loss a year ago in the championship game when the higher-seeded 49ers lost to the Trojans in four games.