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UCLA Earns At-Large NCAA Bid, Will Host UCSB in First Round

Nov 15, 2021

The UCLA men's soccer team earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament on Monday morning, and will host UC Santa Barbara in a first round game at Wallis Annenberg Stadium on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.

The winner of the game between the Bruins (10-6-1) and Gauchos (12-4-4) will travel to face No. 7 Duke in the second round. The other half of the quadrant features Maryland (12-3-2) hosting LIU (11-4-4) for the right to play at No. 10 St. Louis in the second round.

UCLA is one of three Pac-12 teams to earn a spot in the tourney, joining top-seeded Oregon State and No. 2 Washington.

This is UCLA's 46th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and first since 2018. The Bruins are 73-41 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 1-1 mark against UCSB.

This year's College Cup will be held in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 10 and 12.

To view the entire 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament bracket, click here. Follow @UCLAMSoccer on Twitter for all team updates.