Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) -- The University of Louisville men's soccer team earned an at-large bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed. It is the sixth consecutive NCAA tournament bid for the Cardinals and the third straight year as one of the Top 16 seeded teams. The Top 16 teams are seeded in the 48-team field, earning a bye in the first round and will host at least one home game.
The Cardinals finished the regular season with an overall record of 12-5-1, playing arguably one of the toughest schedules in the nation. The Cardinals won its third BIG EAST Red Division title this season after finishing the regular season with a 7-1-0 record. Louisville faced six of the top 16 seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament. Since taking over the program seven years ago, Lolla has guided the Cardinals to six straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Lolla has also guided the Cardinals to six consecutive double digit win seasons for the first time in school history. The Cards head into the NCAA tournament ranked in the Top 15 of all five soccer polls.
Louisville earned a bye from the first round of play and will host the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals will face the winner of the Winthrop and SMU game on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Cardinal Park.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths, students and senior citizens. Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 a.m. at the athletic ticket offices. You can also call the athletic ticket office at 852-5151 for tickets. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $4.