Johns Hopkins-Georgetown NCAA Tournament Notes
|Johns Hopkins-Georgetown NCAA First Round Game Information|
|Game Date/Time||May 13, 2018 / 5 pm|
|Location||Baltimore, MD Homewood Field|
|Johns Hopkins Game Notes||Notes in PDF Version|
|Hopkins Lacrosse on Twitter||@jhumenslacrosse|
|Hopkins Lacrosse on Instagram||@jhumenslax|
When Last We Saw Them: Johns Hopkins (11-4) knocked off Maryland, 13-10, in the Big Ten Championship game last Saturday to earn the league's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Setting the Stage: Johns Hopkins is seeded fifth in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and hosts unseeded Georgetown (12-4) in the first round.
What's Next: The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Georgetown game will play the winner of the first round game between fourth-seeded Duke and Villanova in the NCAA Quarterfinals. That quarterfinal game will take place on Sunday, May 20 at Navy (time TBA).
In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked second in this week's USILA Coaches Poll and fifth in the Maverik Media Poll. Georgetown is ranked 12th in the coaches poll and 12th in the media poll as well. Series History: This week's game between Johns Hopkins and Georgetown will be just the third in a series that dates to a 15-10 Johns Hopkins victory in 1993. The Blue Jays have won both of the previous meetings, including a 14-6 win in the 2007 NCAA Quarterfinals; JHU went on to win the national championship in 2007.
These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week's game against Georgetown with an all-time record of 982-333-15 (.744). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.
Johns Hopkins' NCAA Tournament History by the Numbers
46: Johns Hopkins is making its record 46th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Blue Jays' 46 all-time appearances are the most of any team since the tournament began in 1971 (JHU has qualified for all but two: 1971, 2013).
70: Johns Hopkins has won a record 70 NCAA Tournament games in its history. The Blue Jays are 70-36 (.660) all-time in NCAA Tournament action.
14-4: Johns Hopkins is 14-4 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Tournament; the Blue Jays are 11-3 under head coach Dave Pietramala in the first round.
44-5: Johns Hopkins is 44-5 all-time at home in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays are 11-1 at home in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Dave Pietramala and had won 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament games at Homewood Field prior to falling to Duke in the first round last season.
As the Number Five Seed: This is just the third time that Johns Hopkins has drawn the number five seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays were previously seeded number five in 1992 and 2008. JHU crafted a run to the semifinals as the number five seed in 1992 (lost to top-seeded Syracuse in the SF that year) and made a run to the national championship game in 2008 while carrying the number five seed (lost to Syracuse in the national title game that year).
Against Unseeded Teams: Johns Hopkins is 11-2 in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Dave Pietramala against unseeded teams.
Against the BIG East: This week's game against Georgetown will be just the 14th all-time for Johns Hopkins against a team currently in the BIG EAST. Johns Hopkins is 12-1 (.923) all-time against current BIG EAST schools Against the BIG EAST in the NCAA Tournament: This week's game against Georgetown will be Johns Hopkins' fourth all-time NCAA Tournament game against a team from the BIG EAST. The Blue Jays are 2-1 all-time against current BIG EAST teams in the NCAAs.
I'm Honored: Johns Hopkins placed four players on the 2018 All-Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Team, which was announced on Tuesday, May 1.
Senior midfielder Joel Tinney was named to the first team, while senior attackman Shack Stanwick, junior defenseman Patrick Foley and sophomore attackman Cole Williams were all named to the second team.
Blue Jays Claim Second B1G Title: Second-seeded Johns Hopkins topped third-seeded Ohio State (6-5) and top-seeded Maryland (13-10) to win the Big Ten title. The Blue Jays - the first non top seed to win the Big Ten Tournament - also claimed the inaugural Big Ten Tournament title in 2015.
Close Calls: Nine of Johns Hopkins' 15 games this season, including each of the last eight, have been decided by three goals or less. The Blue Jays are 6-3 in those nine games with a 3-1 mark in one-goal games, an 0-2 record in two-goal games and a 1-2 mark in three-goal games.
The Nation's Toughest Schedule: Johns Hopkins' 2018 opponents currently have a combined record of 125-74 (.628). That's the third-highest opponent winning percentage in the nation entering the NCAA Tournament.
12+: Johns Hopkins has scored 12 or more goals 10 times in 15 games this season. At one point, JHU had scored 12+ in eight consecutive games.
9-10-11: Johns Hopkins ranks ninth in the nation in goals per game (12.0), 10th in points per game (19.13) and 11th in assists per game (7.13).
4x40: The top of the Johns Hopkins scoring chart features four players who have topped the 40-point mark in Joel Tinney (48 points), Kyle Marr (48), Shack Stanwick (46), and Cole Williams (46). 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 three teams in the NCAA Tournament (Canisius, Georgetown) that has four players with 40 or more points entering this week's games.
Opponent Droughts: The Johns Hopkins defense held UMBC scoreless for a stretch of 38:05 from late in the first quarter through the middle of the fourth. That's the longest JHU has held an opponent scoreless since the Jays held Mount St. Mary's off the board for a run of 44:56 on April 14, 2014.
More Droughts: The Blue Jay defense has held the opposition scoreless for a stretch of at least 10 minutes 23 times in 15 games this season.
Additional Player Notes of Interest and More in PDF Version Above