The Iona College men will travel to College Park, Md. to meet the defending champion University of Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Maroon and Gold received the automatic bid by winning the the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship as it won its first conference title in program history.

The Terrapins (10-7-2) and lost to Indiana University in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament last weekend.

The game will be played at Ludwig Field, where the Terrapins are 8-3-0 this season.

The winner will play at fourth-seeded Wake Forest University Sunday.