Setting the Scene • Duke advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the 13th time with a thrilling 12-11 double overtime victory over Loyola • Duke will take on Notre Dame for the seventh time since 2010 and for the fourth time overall in the NCAA Tournament • Duke is 25-15 overall in NCAA Tournament play and 16-5 under head coach John Danowski • Notre Dame advanced with a 9-7 comeback victory over Detroit and is 11-4 overall in 2013
The Series History • Duke and Notre Dame are meeting for the second time this season and the 13th time overall • The Blue Devils lead the series 7-5 and are 2-1 in NCAA Tournament action
Tale of the Tape
Duke by the Numbers 25 – NCAA Tournament wins by Duke in 17 appearances 7 – Times Duke and Notre Dame will have faced off since Feb. 20, 2010 6 - Consecutive NCAA lacrosse championship weekend appearances for the Blue Devils 8 – Major league sports venues Duke has played in since 2005, including seven different NFL stadiums .562 – Brendan Fowler’s faceoff win percentage in the first quarter this season .710 – Brendan Fowler’s faceoff win percentage in the fourth quarter this season 15-6 – Danowski’s record in overtime games in his 31 seasons as a head coach 3 – Games in which Notre Dame has held its opponents to fewer than 10 goals 98 – Career points by Josh Dionne, just two shy of becoming the 41st Blue Devil to reach the century mark 61 – Shots taken by Duke in the opening round game versus Loyola – a season-high 7-12 - Duke’s overall record in NFL stadiums 287 – Faceoff victories by Brendan Fowler, third in NCAA single-season history 10-3 – Danowski’s record in rematches with regular season opponents in the NCAA Tournament
NCAA Tournament Notes • Duke is making its 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and seventh consecutive • Duke is facing Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time overall and third time since 2010 • The Blue Devils are playing in their seventh different NFL stadium since 2005 and are 7-12 in games played at NFL venues overall and 5-6 in NCAA Tournament games. • After earning a double overtime win over Loyola in the first round, the Blue Devils improved to 3-0 in overtime NCAA Tournament games • Duke is 25-15 all-time in its 17 NCAA Tournament appearances and is 8-4 in quarterfinal games • Duke has advanced to championship weekend in each of the previous six seasons and eight times overall • Duke earned the seventh seed for the fourth time and is 4-3 as the No. 7 seed ... Duke also was the seven seed in 1998, 2000, and 2002 ... The Blue Devils have earned a top-eight seed in 1994 (8), 1995 (5), 1997 (5), 1998 (7), 1999 (4), 2000 (7), 2002 (7) and 2005 (2), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (3), 2010 (5), 2011 (5), 2012 (3) and 2013 (7). • Duke posted a 3-4 record against this year’s NCAA Tournament 16-team field ... The Blue Devils faced six of the 16 teams selected, four of the top eight seeds and three of the final eight remaining squads • Duke has won 19 of its past 25 NCAA playoff games, with three of the losses coming against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals • Overall, the Blue Devils are 20-6 in NCAA action when reaching double figures in the scoring column and 1-9 when held to nine or fewer goals • Duke is one of seven schools with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia)
Scouting Notre Dame Notre Dame earned a spot in the quarterfinal round with a 9-7 comeback victory over Detroit in the opening game ... The Fighting Irish are 11-4 overall with all four losses coming to top 20 opponents at the time ... Two of the four losses came against the NCAA Tournament top seed Syracuse ... Rookie Matt Kavanagh headlines the offense with 42 points from 29 goals and 13 assists, while Sean Rogers has 36 points ... Both Nick Ossello and Liam O’Connor handle the faceoff duties, sporting matching .525 win percentages ... Defensively, Notre Dame is holding teams to just 7.96 goals per game and has allowed 10-plus goals three times ... Brian Buglione is tops in caused turnovers with 15 ... In goal, John Kemp has played all but 12 minutes and owns a 7.94 goals against average and a .541 save percentage ... Notre Dame is 1-2 in neutral site games this season.
Last Time We Met Notre Dame jumped out to a commanding 8-1 lead in the first half and never looked back en route to the 13-5 victory in Durham ... The Irish outscored Duke 6-1 in the second quarter and held the Blue Devils to just seven shots in the opening 30 minutes ... Josh Offit led the charge on offense with two goals ... Jim Marlatt had five scores and Matt Kavanagh dropped in four shots ... Duke won 15-of-22 faceoffs, but committed 20 turnovers in the loss ... In goal, Dan Wigrizer played the majority of action, allowing eight goals and making six saves.
A Win over Notre Dame Would • Make Duke 56-58-1 in the month of May • Give head coach John Danowski his 328th career victory and 109th at Duke • Be the program’s 497th victory • Be Duke’s 132nd win since 2005 • Make Duke 26-15 in NCAA Tournament play • Push Duke in the semifinals for the ninth time and seventh straight season • Give Danowski his 21st career NCAA Tournament victory – 17 at Duke, 4 at Hofstra • Make Duke 3-1 against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament
Duke in Rematches - NCAA Tournament Duke is facing a regular season opponent in the NCAA Tournament for the 22nd time in program history ... Overall, Duke is 14-7 in NCAA Tournament games against regular season foes ... The Blue Devils are 8-4 in the NCAA postseason after wins in the regular season and 6-3 after losses.
Danowski in Rematches Head coach John Danowski is 19-6 overall in rematches at Duke ... Danowski is 3-1 in third meetings with opponents in a season and 2-0 against Notre Dame when meeting it for a second time ... He is 11-4 when playing a regular season opponent again in the NCAA Tournament ... In rematches since 2007, Duke is 7-0 against North Carolina, 5-1 versus Virginia, 2-0 against Notre Dame and Loyola, 1-0 against Cornell,and Syracuse, 1-3 versus Maryland and 0-2 against Johns Hopkins.
Record in Rematches in NCAA Tournament
Playing in the Biggest Venues Duke is accustomed to professional sports venues ... With the addition of Lucas Oil Stadium, the Blue Devils will have played in seven different NFL Stadiums since 2005 ... Duke has played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., EverBank Field in Jacksonville and Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. ... Overall, Duke has played in eight professional team venues after making its debut in Major League Soccer’s PPL Park in the 2012 NCAA Quarterfinal ... Duke is 5-6 in NCAA Tournament games in NFL Stadiums and 7-12 overall in contests in those venues.
Playing in a Dome When Duke takes the field inside the dome of Lucas Oil Stadium, it will mark the second dome the Blue Devils have played under in program history ... Duke played at Syracuse in the NCAA quarterfinals in 1994, falling 12-11 at the Carrier Dome.
Playing at Neutral Sites Duke is playing its 30th neutral site game since 2007 and first of the season ... The Blue Devils are 17-12 in neutral site contests under head coach John Danowski with five of the losses coming in the NCAA Tournament ... This marks the first time under Danowski Duke has not played a regular season neutral site contest.
Duke in the Month of May Duke is 55-58-1 all-time in the month of May ... The Blue Devils are 21-5 under head coach John Danowski in the month and 16-5 in NCAA Tournament games.
Against Ranked Opponents Since 2006, Duke has amassed a 73-31 (.702) record versus ranked opponents ... Duke is 3-5 in 2013 against currently ranked opponents, falling to No. 3 Denver, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 8 Maryland, No. 17 Penn and No. 1 North Carolina and beating No. 9 Loyola twice and No. 1 North Carolina.
Duke’s Second Half Faceoff Game Led by junior Brendan Fowler at the faceoff X, Duke currently ranks third nationally in faceoff percentage (.625) with Fowler also ranking third ... Most importantly, Duke gets stronger at the draw as the game goes on ... The Blue Devils win 59 percent of draws in the first half ... That rises to 67 percent in the second half, including nearly 71 percent in the third quarter.
Comparing Regular Season & NCAA vs. Notre Dame Duke and Notre Dame have faced off in the regular season in each of the past four seasons and will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in that span ... Duke is 0-4 in the regular season and 2-0 in the postseason ... The most glaring difference in the statistics for those games is Duke’s ability to stop Notre Dame’s offense in the postseason ... In the regular season games, the Blue Devils are allowing the 10.75 goals per game, while it drops to 5.0 in the NCAA Tournament.
Reaching the Perfect 10 Since 2007, Duke is 96-7 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game ... The Blue Devils are 11-22 when being held to fewer than 10 scores ... Duke is 26-23 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 80-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals ... Against Notre Dame, Duke is 7-1 when it holds the Irish to fewer than 10 tallies and is 0-4 when allowing more than 10 goals ... When scoring in single digits, Duke is 2-4 versus Notre Dame with both wins coming in the NCAA Tournament.
Danowski in Overtime Contests Danowski coached in his first double overtime game at Duke in the 12-11 win over Loyola ... Overall, Danowski has coached in four multiple overtime games, going 3-1 in those games ... In his 31 seasons, Danowski is 15-6 in overtime contests - 11-5 at Hofstra and 4-1 at Duke.
Turri Between the Pipes Since moving into the starting lineup in goal, sophomore Kyle Turri has been outstanding ... Taking over for an injured Dan Wigrizer, Turri is 11-1 and averaging over eight saves per game and owns a 9.17 goals against average and a .505 save percentage ... He made a career-high 15 saves in the 12-4 win over Towson to help him earn his first ACC Defensive Player of the Week honor and most recently made 13 stops in his first NCAA Tournament starting assignment.
Wolf Climbing Career Points List Wolf’s 70 points this season have pushed him up to 14th on the Duke career scoring chart with 186 points ... He is 12 points shy of the top 10 ... In 58 career games, he has amassed 186 career points from 112 goals and 74 assists.
Fowler in NCAA Records Book Brendan Fowler has found his way onto various single-season lists in the NCAA records book ... His 176 ground balls rank third in NCAA single-season history, while his current 9.78 GBs/gm average is 11th ... Kevin Massa of Bryant set the NCAA single-season marks with 231 and 12.16 this season ... At the faceoff X Fowler’s 287 wins and 415 faceoffs attempted are third all-time.