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Johns Hopkins-Duke NCAA Men's Lacrosse Notes

Fifth-seeded Johns Hopkins takes on fourth-seeded Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday at Navy (2:30 pm).
Fifth-seeded Johns Hopkins takes on fourth-seeded Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday at Navy (2:30 pm).
May 17, 2018

Johns Hopkins-Duke NCAA Quarterfinal Game Information
Game Date/Time May 20, 2018 / 2:30 pm
Location Annapolis, MD • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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When Last We Saw Them:
Johns Hopkins (12-4) slipped past Georgetown, 10-9, in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament last Sunday evening at Homewood Field.

Setting the Stage: Johns Hopkins is seeded fifth in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and travels to Navy to take on fourth-seeded Duke (14-3) in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

What’s Next: The winner of the Johns Hopkins-Duke game will play the winner of the quarterfinal game between top-seeded Maryland and Cornell in the NCAA Semifinals. The semifinals and finals will take place on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28, respectively, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins was ranked second in the final regular season USILA Coaches Poll and fifth in the final regular season Maverik Media Poll. Duke is ranked third in the coaches poll and third in the media poll as well.

Series History: This week’s game between Johns Hopkins and Duke will be the 20th in a series that dates to a 22-0 Johns Hopkins victory in 1942. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 12-7, although Duke has won the last three meetings.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Duke with an all-time record of 983-333-15 (.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).

71: Johns Hopkins has won a record 71 NCAA Tournament games in its history. The Blue Jays are 71-36 (.660) all-time in NCAA Tournament action.

29-12: Johns Hopkins will be playing its 42nd all-time NCAA Quarterfinal game this week against Duke. The Blue Jays are 29-12 all-time in the quarterfinals.

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 The #4 Seed: This week’s game against Duke will be the eighth all-time for Johns Hopkins against the number four seed in the NCAA Tournament. JHU is 4-3 all-time against the #4 seed.

6th NCAA Game at Navy: Johns Hopkins has played five previous NCAA Tournament games at Navy and the Blue Jays have won three of the previous five. Hopkins topped Notre Dame (12-7) in the first round of the 1996 tournament, beat Navy in the 2008 quarterfinals (10-4), fell to Virginia in the 2009 quarterfinals (19-8), dropped an 11-5 decision to Maryland in the 2012 quarterfinals and edged top-seeded Syracuse, 16-15, in the 2015 quarterfinals.

Against the ACC: This week’s game against Duke will be the 222nd all-time for Johns Hopkins against a team currently in the ACC. Johns Hopkins is 132-87-2 (.602) all-time against current ACC schools. Note that not all of these games were played against teams while they were a member of the ACC.

Against the ACC in the NCAA Tournament: This week’s game against Duke will be Johns Hopkins’ 52nd all-time NCAA Tournament game against a team from the ACC. The Blue Jays are 28-23 all-time against current ACC teams in the NCAAs.

Close Calls: Ten of Johns Hopkins’ 16 games this season, including each of the last nine, have been decided by three goals or less. The Blue Jays are 7-3 in those 10 games with a 4-1 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 140-80 (.636). That’s the third-highest opponent winning percentage in the nation entering the NCAA Quarterfinals and the highest among the eight remaining teams in the tournament.

Comeback Kids: Johns Hopkins trailed Georgetown 8-3 late in the third quarter in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Jays rallied for a 10-9 overtime victory - this marks Johns Hopkins’ largest comeback in an NCAA Tournament game since 1985, when the Jays erased a 6-1 deficit against Virginia and won 11-8 in the semifinals.

A Final Comebacks: Johns Hopkins has erased at least a three-goal deficit to win four times this season. The Blue Jays trailed 4-1 against Delaware, 9-2 at Virginia 9-6 at Rutgers and 8-3 against Georgetown. Hopkins also came from two goals down (on three different occasions) to top Ohio State in the B1G Semifinals, erased a 7-5 third-quarter deficit to top Maryland in the B1G title game and also came from two goals down against UMBC. In all, JHU has erased a multi-goal deficit to win seven times in its 12 victories this season.

9-9-10: Johns Hopkins ranks ninth in the nation in goals per game (11.88), ninth in points per game (19.13) and 10th in assists per game (7.25).

4x40: The top of the Johns Hopkins scoring chart features four players who have topped the 40-point mark in Kyle Marr (55), Joel Tinney (52 points), Shack Stanwick (51), and Cole Williams (47). 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.

3x50: Johns Hopkins features three players with 50 or more points - Kyle Marr (55), Joel Tinney (52) and Shack Stanwick (51) - for the first time since 2015, when Ryan Brown (77), Wells Stanwick (71) and Shack Stanwick (51) all topped the 50-point mark. There is no record of Johns Hopkins producing four 50-point scorers in one season.

Opponent Droughts: The Blue Jay defense has held the opposition scoreless for a stretch of at least 10 minutes 26 times in 16 games this season.

Second-Half Surge: Johns Hopkins has outscored the opposition 105-55 after halftime during the last 13 games. JHU has scored at least seven goals in the second half/OT in 10 of those 13 games and eight or more goals in the second half in eight of the 13 games.

30-for-30: Senior attackman Shack Stanwick totaled four assists in last week’s 10-9 overtime win over Georgetown to give him 33 assists on the season. Classmate Joel Tinney added one against the Hoyas and now has 31. This is the first time Johns Hopkins has had two players total 30 or more assists in the same season.

Marr Tallies Five, Closes on 40: Junior attackman Kyle Marr powered Johns Hopkins to the 10-9 overtime win against Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as he scored five goals and added two assists for seven points. He scored all five of his goals in the fourth quarter as JHU erased an 8-3 deficit late in the third period to win. He is the first Hopkins player to score five goals in a quarter since Dylan Schlott tallied five in the first quarter against St. Joe’s in 1999.

Including his effort against Georgetown, he now leads the team in goals (39) and points (55) and ranks third in assists (16). Marr has 13 multi-point, 12 multi-goal and five multi-assist games on the year and has six games with five or more points to his credit. He will carry career totals of 77 goals and 39 assists for 116 points into the game against Duke.

In Overtime: With the 10-9 overtime win against Georgetown, Johns Hopkins is 27-16 (.628) all-time in overtime under head coach Dave Pietramala. The Blue Jays were 3-1 in overtime last season and have won seven of their last 10 overtime games.

One Goal Games: With the 10-9 win over Georgetown, Johns Hopkins is 55-26 (.679) in one-goal games under head coach Dave Pietramala.

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