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Johns Hopkins-Duke NCAA Men's Lacrosse Notes

Senior co-captain John Crawley and the Blue Jays welcome Duke to Homewood Field for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays are 7-1 at home this season.
May 11, 2017

Johns Hopkins-Duke NCAA First Round Game Information
Game Date/Time May 13, 2017 / 2:30 pm
Location Baltimore, MD • Homewood Field
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When Last We Saw Them: Johns Hopkins (8-6) fell to Ohio State, 15-13, in the Big Ten Semifinals on Thursday, May 4 in Columbus.

Setting the Stage: Johns Hopkins is seeded sixth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and hosts unseeded Duke (12-4) in the first round.

What’s Next: The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Duke game will play the winner of the first round game between third-seeded Ohio State and Loyola in the NCAA Quarterfinals. That quarterfinal game will take place on Saturday, May 20 at Hofstra (time TBA).

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is ranked ninth in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll, 11th in the Maverik Media Poll and seventh in the latest official NCAA RPI rankings. Duke is ranked sixth in both the USILA Coaches Poll and the Maverik Media Poll. The Blue Devils are ninth in the latest NCAA RPI rankings.

Series History: Johns Hopkins and Duke are meeting for the 19th time in a series that dates to a 22-0 Johns Hopkins victory in 1942. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 12-6, although the teams have met just once (2014 NCAA QF) in the last seven years. Detailed series information can be found on page 15.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Duke with an all-time record of 971-328-15 (.745). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

On This Date: Since 1955, Johns Hopkins has played six games on May 13 and the Blue Jays are 4-2 in those six games. The last two of those games - wins against Penn in 2006 (13-3) and Stony Brook in 2012 (19-9) - both came at Homewood Field in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Johns Hopkins’ NCAA Tournament History by the Numbers

45: Johns Hopkins is making its record 45th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Blue Jays’ 45 all-time appearances are the most of any team since the tournament began in 1971 (JHU has qualified for all but two: 1971, 2013).

Overall NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Appearances
1. Johns Hopkins - 45
2. Maryland - 40
3T. Syracuse - 37
3T. Virginia - 37
5. North Carolina - 32

70: Johns Hopkins has won a record 70 NCAA Tournament games in its history. The Blue Jays are 70-35 (.667) all-time in NCAA Tournament action.

All-Time NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Victories
1. Johns Hopkins - 70
2. Syracuse - 67
3. Maryland - 56
4. Virginia - 48
5. North Carolina - 33

14-3: Johns Hopkins is 14-3 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. JHU fell at Brown in the first round last season, but is 11-2 under head coach Dave Pietramala in the first round.

44-4: Johns Hopkins is 44-4 all-time at home in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays are 11-0 at home in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Dave Pietramala and have won 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament games at Homewood Field dating back to an 11-8 loss to Syracuse in the 1991 NCAA Quarterfinals.

As the Number Six Seed: This is just the second time that Johns Hopkins has drawn the number six seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays were previously seeded number six in 1994 and topped Towson (22-16) in the first round before falling to third-seeded and eventual national champion Princeton (12-11/OT) in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Against Unseeded Teams: Johns Hopkins is 11-1 in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Dave Pietramala against unseeded teams. The lone blemish in that record is a quarterfinal loss to Maryland in 2012.

Against the ACC in the NCAA Tournament: This week’s game against Duke will be Johns Hopkins’ 51st all-time NCAA Tournament game against a team from the ACC. The Blue Jays are 28-22 all-time against current ACC teams in the NCAAs.

Duke (3-3)
North Carolina (6-4)
Notre Dame (4-1)
Syracuse (5-8)
Virginia (10-6)

Against the Field: The Blue Jays will enter the tournament battle-tested as they played eight games against teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament during the regular season. The Blue Jays topped North Carolina (13-5), Loyola (14-13/OT) and Penn State (13-11) and fell to Maryland (12-5), Ohio State (13-9 & 15-13), Towson (13-8) and Syracuse (8-7/OT).

I’m Honored: Johns Hopkins placed four players on the 2017 All-Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Team, which was announced on Tuesday, May 2. Senior defenseman Nick Fields and junior midfielder Joel Tinney earned first team honors, while junior attackman Shack Stanwick and sophomore attackman Kyle Marr were second team selections.

An Offensive Group: Johns Hopkins punched up 13 goals in its last game against Ohio State in the Big Ten Semifinals. The Blue Jays are averaging 12.00 goals per game, have scored 13 or more goals eight times in 14 games and rank 13th in the nation in scoring offense. In the Blue Jays’ eight wins, Hopkins is averaging 14.9 goals per game ... in their six losses, the Blue Jays have averaged 8.2.

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