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Johns Hopkins-Maryland B1G Championship Notes

Johns Hopkins and Maryland meet on Saturday, May 5 (7 pm) for the Big Ten Tournament title.
Johns Hopkins and Maryland meet on Saturday, May 5 (7 pm) for the Big Ten Tournament title.
May 4, 2018

Johns Hopkins-Maryland B1G Championship Game Information
Game Date/Time May 5, 2018 / 7 pm
Location Ann Arbor,  MI • U-M Lacrosse Stadium
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When Last We Saw Them:
Johns Hopkins (10-4) advanced to the Big Ten Championship Game with a 6-5 victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Semifinals.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked seventh in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll and seventh in the Maverik Media Poll. Maryland is ranked second in the coaches poll and second in the media poll.

Series History: This week’s game between Johns Hopkins and Maryland will be the 117th in a series that dates to a 10-0 Johns Hopkins victory in 1895. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 71-44-1. Detailed series information can be found on page 15.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Maryland with an all-time record of 981-333-15 (.744). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

Blue Jays Advance to Second B1G Title Game: Second-seeded Johns Hopkins advanced to its second Big Ten title game with a 6-5 win over Ohio State in the semifinals. The Blue Jays will take on top-seeded Maryland in the title game. This is the second title-game appearance for Johns Hopkins, which won the inaugural Big Ten Tournament in 2015.

All-Time in the B1G Tournament: Including the semifinal win over Ohio State, Johns Hopkins is 3-2 all-time in the B1G Tournament. The Blue Jays won the 2015 Tournament and fell in the semifinals in 2016 and 2017.

The B1G Neutral: Johns Hopkins is 3-0 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games played on a neutral field (Penn State & Ohio State in 2015 - Ohio State in 2018).

Close Calls: Each of Johns Hopkins’ five B1G regular season games this season and its B1G Semifinal against Ohio State have been decided by three goals or less. The Blue Jays topped third-seeded Ohio State, 13-10, and fourth-seeded Rutgers, 13-12, and fell to top-seeded Maryland, 8-7, in triple overtime in the regular season. In addition, the Blue Jays beat Michigan (10-9) and fell at Penn State (14-12) and then topped Ohio State (6-5) in the semifinals.

What’s Next: The winner of the 2018 B1G Tournament will earn the league’s automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The field for the NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, May 6 at 9 pm (ESPNU).

Late-Game Heroics: Kyle Marr scored the game-winning goal in the 13-12 win at Rutgers with 14 seconds remaining in regulation. Prior to this, it was nearly seven years to the day since JHU had last scored a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to win a game and more than eight years since the Jays had scored in the final minute to win. Marr was back at it again at Michigan as he netted the game-winner with 31.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

Junior Alex Concannon joined the list of late-game heroes as he netted the game-winner against Ohio State in the B1G Semifinals with an unassisted goal with 11.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. In the last 15+ seasons (2003-2018), JHU has scored the game-winning goal in the final two minutes of regulation just six times - three of which have come in the last six weeks.

Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins has converted on 17-of-45 (.378) extra-man chances on the year and the Blue Jays are ranked 20th nationally in extra-man offense.

More Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins led the nation and set a school record for extra-man percentage by converting on 26-of-43 (.605) EMO chances last season. The Blue Jays’ 60.5% conversion rate last season is the fourth-best in NCAA history.

A Final Extra: The 2018 season is the 12th for Bobby Benson as the Blue Jays’ offensive coordinator. Since he took over, the Johns Hopkins extra-man offense has converted on 40% or more of its EMO chances eight times in 11 seasons, including each of the last six. Johns Hopkins has finished in the top 10 in the nation in extra-man offense four times in the last six years and in the top 12 in each of those six seasons.

Since 2007, Benson’s first year as Hopkins’ offensive coordinator, Johns Hopkins is 283-of-649 (.436) on extra-man chances.

12+: Prior to the last two games against Maryland and Ohio State, Johns Hopkins had scored 10 or more goals in 10 straight games and 11 times in 12 games.

11-12-13: Johns Hopkins ranks 11th in the nation in assists per game (7.14), 12th in points per game (19.07), and 13th in goals per game (11.93).

4x40: The top of the Johns Hopkins scoring chart features four players who have topped the 40-point mark in Joel Tinney (47 points), Shack Stanwick (43), Kyle Marr (43) and Cole Williams (40). This marks the first time since 2009 that Johns Hopkins has had four players top the 40-point mark. In 2009, Chris Boland (46), Kyle Wharton (45), Michael Kimmel (45) and Brian Christopher (41) all topped the 40-point mark.

4x40 - Part II: Johns Hopkins is one of just two teams in the nation (Canisius) that has four players with 40 or more points entering this week’s games.

Opponent Droughts: In the last 10 games, the Blue Jay defense has held the opposition scoreless for stretches of 38:05 (UMBC), 22:33 (OSU-2), 16:03 (Delaware), 15:50 (SU), 14:33 (Delaware), 14:22 (Mich), 14:16 (OSU-1), 14:00 (UVA), 13:54 (Mich), 13:01 (SU), 13:00 (UVA), 11:48 (MD), 11:48 (OSU-1), 11:19 (PSU), 11:03 (OSU-2), 11:00 (OSU-2), 10:42 (RU), 9:02 (SU) and 9:01 (MD. That’s a stretch of at least nine minutes 19 times in 10 games.

Second-Half Surge: Johns Hopkins has outscored the opposition 90-47 after halftime during the last 11 games. JHU has scored at least seven goals in the second half in eight of those 11 games and eight or more goals in the second half in seven of the 11 games.

One Goal Games: With the 6-5 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Semifinals, Johns Hopkins is 54-26 (.675) in one-goal games under head coach Dave Pietramala.

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