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Nov 13, 2023

ACC Champions Secure National Seed, First Round Bye in NCAA Tournament

CLEMSON, S.C. – Following the program’s fifth ACC Tournament Championship, Clemson men’s soccer earned the No. 9 national seed and a first-round bye in the bottom left quadrant of the NCAA Tournament bracket, as announced during the selection show on Monday.

The Tigers will face the winner of Thursday’s High Point/Charlotte matchup on Sunday at Historic Riggs Field. Kickoff time TBA. Tickets for Sunday’s match will be $8 for adults, $3 for children under the age of 12 and children under the age of two get in for free. Fans can purchase tickets here

This marks the ninth time in ten seasons the Tigers have earned a national seed and a first-round bye. It also marks the eighth time in ten seasons the Tigers will open the NCAA Tournament at Historic Riggs Field (2020 was conducted at neutral sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The Tigers are one of six ACC teams to secure a top-16 national seed (No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 7 Virginia, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 15 Duke). This marks the 36th overall appearance for the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson ended the regular season with a 10-3-5 record and a top-four seed in the ACC Tournament. The Tigers advanced past Duke in penalty kicks before a rout of Louisville sent them to the ACC Championship game, where they took down the North Carolina Tar Heels in penalty kicks (1-1; 5-3 PKs).

For the full tournament bracket, click here.