Indiana University football meets Saint Louis at 12 p.m. Sunday at Armstrong Stadium during the NCAA tournament – The Bloomingtonian

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November 18, 2022

Indiana men’s soccer

Hoosiers host Saint Louis in NCAA tournament

Bloomington, Indiana— 13th-seeded Indiana Men’s National Soccer (10-4-6, 3-1-4 B1G) will open Sunday’s (November 20) NCAA tournament game when it takes on Saint Louis (12-4-3, 6- 1-) receives 1 A-10) to Bill Armstrong Stadium at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Tickets can be purchased here. IU students who show their Crimson Card can enter the game for free.

Fans can also stream the game via the ESPN+ digital platform.

STAGE

• Indiana earned a ninth straight first-round bye thanks to their NCAA record. Saint Louis had to send Memphis on Thursday to advance to the second round on Sunday.

• IU has advanced to the third round of NCAA tournaments, its longest active streak, in each of the previous seven seasons.

• The Hoosiers hold an 8-1-3 home record this season and an all-time record of 352-70-52 (.798) at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

• Indiana and Saint Louis are two of the most storied programs in NCAA men’s soccer, having combined for 97 NCAA tournament appearances and 18 NCAA championships. The Billikens won their record 10th and final NCAA title in 1973. In the 49 seasons since then, no one has won more than Indianas eight.

• IU has six players from the St. Louis, Missouri area on its 2022 roster, including two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Daniel Munie and Big Ten All-Freshman Team midfielder Jack Wagoner.

• First-team All-Big Ten honoree and redshirt senior Ryan Wittenbrink leads IU in goals (8), assists (8) and points (24) and has contributed a goal in each of his last five games played ( two goals, three assists).

ABOUT THE BILLIKEN

• Saint Louis enter the game with a 12-4-3 record and a 6-1-1 mark in the Atlantic-10 Conference. The latest result was a 4-2 win over Memphis in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

• The Billikens are led by fifth-year head coach Kevin Kalish, who in his 11-year career as head coach has a 53-21-14 record at Saint Louis and a career record of 102-67-28.

• Four Billikens have double-digit points this season, led by midfielder John Klein with 19. Klein leads Saint Louis with 7 goals and five assists. Senior Lane Warrington leads the Billikens in the latter with six assists this season.

SERIES HISTORY
• Indiana had a far better place in the encounter, winning 23 of their 36 all-time encounters, including each of the last six dating back to 2008.

• The last meeting of 2016 was a defeat as IU recorded a 5-0 win over the Billikens. The current IU coaching staff all featured in that game as Tanner Thompson scored a hat-trick, Christian Lomeli kept a clean sheet and Todd Yeagley and Kevin Robson served in their current positions.

• The two programs have met four times in NCAA tournaments. All four matchups were played in Bloomington and ended in Indiana’s favour. The last time there was a 2-0 win in the round of 16 for the crème and purple was in 2008.

• The Billikens own 10 national championships, most in NCAA DI men’s soccer. Saint Louis won its last title in 1973, the year IU men’s soccer became a college sport. In their 50 seasons, the Hoosiers have shone as Standard and won eight titles — the most in that span.

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