TAMPA -- For the second straight game, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission has partnered with USF Athletics to provide fans free general admission tickets to NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament games. The Bulls advanced past Florida Gulf Coast on penalties in the First Round on Thursday, and will now take on the 11th-seeded Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Corbett Stadium. USF and Tulsa met earlier this season with the Bulls claiming a 2-1 victory.
The Bulls (8-5-5) have earned trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six seasons and seven of the last eight. Last season, the Bulls won both their second-round and third-round NCAA Tournament games in front of the home fans en route to a berth in the Elite Eight. This year, USF earned home tournament games thanks to a brutal non-conference schedule that saw them go 6-2-1 and finish the season ranked 25th in the RPI.
Tulsa (13-5-1) is making its eighth appearance in the NCAA Championship after earning Conference USA's automatic bid. TU's NCAA appearances have come in 1991, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Tulsa has a 7-7-1 mark in tournament play.
The game will also serve as a collection site for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Replay Tampa Bay program. Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used sporting good to Sunday's game, which will go to help local kids in need.