Ohio State Set to Play Bradley in NCAA 'Elite Eight'

Dec. 6, 2007

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In a thrilling 4-3 double overtime triumph over defending national champion UC-Santa Barbara, Ohio State advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.  This marks the first time in program history that OSU will be playing in a NCAA quarterfinal match up.  The Buckeyes will square-off with the Bradley on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. ET in Columbus, Ohio.  Ohio State holds a 4-0-0 all-time series lead over the Braves, outscoring them 9-1 in the four-game span.               

The Buckeyes will commence `Elite Eight' play with a school-record 13-game unbeaten streak (10-0-3) which dates back to Sept. 29.  During this period, OSU has outscored its opponents 17-7and forced nine shutouts against six of the nation's top 25 teams.       

With a win on Sunday, Ohio State will play either Massachusetts or Illinois-Chicago on Dec. 14 in a semifinal round match up.  All semifinal and final round games will be played in Cary, N.C. at SAS Soccer Stadium. The championship game on Sunday, Dec. 16 will be aired live on ESPN 2 at 3 p.m. ET.