* Where: Ludwig Field, College Park.

* When: 7 p.m.

* Tickets: $7 for adults, $3 for youths and seniors.

* Records: Bears 11-4-2, Terrapins 15-4-1.

* At Stake: Round-of-16 game against Dartmouth or St. John's this weekend.

* Outlook: First meeting between the teams. Top-seeded Maryland, which received a first-round bye, is 9-0-1 at home this year and 8-0-1 at home in the postseason since 2002. Brown advanced with a 2-1 overtime victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Terps F Jason Garey is second in the nation in goals with 20, one behind Campbell's Willy Guadarrama, whose season is over. Brown has two D.C. area players: senior MF-F Ibrahim Diane (Bullis) and junior MF Brian Joyce (Georgetown Prep).


* Where: Klockner Stadium, Charlottesville.

* When: 7 p.m.

* Tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for youths, students and seniors.

* Records: Bulls 13-6-1, Cavaliers 12-4-2.

* At Stake: Round-of-16 game against Providence or North Carolina this weekend.

* Outlook: Virginia, the No. 13 seed, finished second in the ACC during the regular season but lost to Clemson in the conference quarterfinals. The Bulls, runners-up to Connecticut in the Big East tournament, advanced to face the Cavs by routing Stetson, 3-0, last Friday. Both teams are led by freshman forwards who have scored 12 goals: Virginia's Yannick Reyering and South Florida's Jordan Seabrook. Cavaliers junior F Adam Cristman has added seven goals and six assists.



* Where: Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium, Blacksburg.

* When: 5 p.m.

* Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for youths and students.

* Records: Spartans 16-5-0, Hokies 10-5-4.

* At Stake: Round-of-16 game against UCLA or Southern Methodist this weekend.

* Outlook: Virginia Tech, the No. 12 seed, is making its second NCAA tournament appearance after reaching the second round in 2003. This year the Hokies set program records for consecutive wins (seven) and unbeaten streak (10) before losing to Maryland in the regular season finale and to Duke in the ACC quarterfinals. The Spartans advanced in the NCAAs by edging James Madison, 3-2, last Friday.

-- Steven Goff