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Gamecock Men's Soccer To Host Wake Forest In NCAA First Round

Nov. 14, 2011

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November 14, 2011
Coach Berson
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina men's soccer team earned the 20th NCAA Tournament bid in program history as the 2011 selections to the 48-team tournament were announced Monday afternoon. The Gamecocks (9-7-2) will host the first round of the tournament with Wake Forest (8-7-4) traveling to Stone Stadium for the Thursday night matchup.

Kickoff on Thursday is scheduled for 7 p.m.. The winner of the match will play at 14th-seeded James Madison (12-4-2) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

South Carolina earned an at-large bid to the tournament after winning the Conference USA regular season title with a record of 6-1-1. Wake Forest earned an at-large bid to the tournament after finishing fifth in the ACC with a record of 4-3-1.

South Carolina NCAA Tournament Notables
- South Carolina has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 20 times in its history (including 2011).
- Carolina owns an all-time record of 16-19 in NCAA Tournament contests, including a 11-11 mark in games played at Stone Stadium.
- South Carolina won the Conference USA regular season title.
- Mark Berson led his team to the College Cup in the 1988 and 1993 seasons. The Gamecocks advanced to the National Championship game in 1993. Virginia earned a 2-0 win over the Gamecocks in that match - held in Davidson, N.C.



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