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UCLA, Cal, and Notre Dame all begin play in NCAA Tournament second round

Patrick Hodan, Evan Panken

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By DAN KARELL

With the field cut down to 32 teams, the 16 seeded squads all return to action on Sunday as they begin their paths to the College Cup.

Each school knows that there will be a new champion this year as last year’s national title winner, Indiana, were knocked out last Wednesday by Akron, who moved on to face Marquette. Elsewhere around the country, California host Bradley, UCLA host North Carolina-based Elon, and Notre Dame face a Wisconsin team that is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.

Other matches to keep an eye on today are Maryland vs. Providence, Seattle vs. Washington, and Stanford vs. CSU-Northridge. Seattle defeated another College Cup participant on Wednesday in an overtime victory against Creighton. Georgetown and Maryland are now the last two teams remaining from last year’s Final Four teams.

Here is a full rundown of all 16 second-round matches kicking off today:

NCAA TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

1pm – Georgetown vs. Old Dominion

1pm – Michigan State vs. Louisville

1pm – Virginia vs. St. John’s

4:30pm – California vs. Bradley

5pm – Maryland vs. Providence

5pm – UC-Irvine vs. North Carolina

5pm – Wake Forest vs. Navy

5pm – UMBC vs. UConn

6pm – Marquette vs. Akron

7pm – Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

7pm – Charlotte vs. Coastal Carolina

7pm – New Mexico vs. George Mason

8pm – Washington vs. Seattle

9pm – UC Santa Barbara vs. Penn State

10pm – Cal State-Northridge vs. Stanford

11pm – UCLA vs. Elon

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