Cleveland (WOIO) - The Cleveland State men's soccer team will play Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings are 11-5-3, while the Spartans are 11-9-1.
The game, which is in East Lansing, Michigan, will start at 1 P.M.
This is the first time the Vikings have reached the tournament since 1980. CSU advanced to the tournament by winning the Horizon League tournament on Sunday.
This is the third Big Ten opponent for the Vikings this season. They beat Michigan 3-0 but lost to Wisconsin 2-1 at the end of September. That was the last time Cleveland State lost this season.
The winner of Thursday's game will travel to South Bend, Indiana to play the top seed in Notre Dame on Saturday at 7 P.M.