NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament bracket announced

By Alden Woods
Published Nov 18, 2013 2:41 pm

IU men's soccer learned their NCAA Tournament fate Monday, as the NCAA announced the tournament's first-round matchups via a selection show on

The Big Ten champion Hoosiers will travel to No. 8 Akron Thursday for a matchup of recent NCAA champions: IU is the defending champion, while the Zips captured the title in 2010.

IU is the most successful postseason program in men's college soccer history, racking up 83 victories and a .745 winning percentage in the Hoosiers' 40 years. Akron has been one of the strongest programs in the nation in recent years, reaching the NCAA Tournament 11 of the past 12 seasons and making back-to-back College Cup final appearances in 2009 and 2010.

The winner of the IU-Akron matchup will travel to Milwaukee, Wis., for a clash with the No. 17 Golden Eagles.

The full NCAA Tournament bracket can be found here.

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