Game 17 - NCAA Tournament First Round
No. 5 Duke (12-4) vs. No. 14/15 Johns Hopkins (7-7)
Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 12 p.m.
Tickets for this weekend's games are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens ... Due to graduation ceremonies on Duke's campus throughout the weekend, there will be no parking available in the Whitford Drive lot ... Parking will be available on a first-come first-serve basis along Bassett Drive ... Once those lots are full parking attendants will direct those needing parking to the next nearest available lot.
Duke Hosts Johns Hopkins in NCAA Tournament
The Blue Devils earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host No. 12 seed Johns Hopkins in a first round contest at Koskinen Stadium at 12 p.m., on May 15 ... The contest will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN HD with Eamon McEneaney and Mark Dixon on the call.
Duke-Johns Hopkins Series History
Duke and Johns Hopkins are meeting for the 16th time since the first contest in 1943 ... The Blue Jays lead the series 11-4 and are 3-1 against the Blue Devils in NCAA Tournament action ... Johns Hopkins earned NCAA Tournament wins in the championship games in 2005 and 2007 and in the semifinal contest in 2008.
A Win Over Johns Hopkins Would
- Be the program's 452nd all-time victory
- Be John Danowski's 282nd career victory and 63rd at Duke
- Give Duke 13 wins in a season for the fifth straight year
- Push Duke's record in NCAA Tournament games to 17-13
- Give the Blue Devils their first NCAA Tournament win over Johns Hopkins since 1997
- Make Duke 6-1 at home in the NCAA Tournament and 9-3 in the first round
- Give the seniors their eighth NCAA Tournament victory
Last Time Out
The Blue Devils and Blue Jays last met on May 24, 2008 in the NCAA Semifinals ... Johns Hopkins led 5-2 early in the third quarter before Duke tallied three unanswered to tie the game 5-5 with 9:58 left in the third period ... The squads traded scoring bursts to remain even at 8-8 late in the final stanza ... The Blue Jays added two unanswered for a 10-8 lead and were able to hold off Duke in the final minutes for the 10-9 win.
NCAA Tournament Notes
- Duke is 14-13 all-time in NCAA Tournament play
- The Blue Devils have advanced to the national semifinals four times overall including three in the past four seasons (1997, 2005, 2007 & 2008)
- Duke has won eight of its past 12 playoff games, with three of the losses coming against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals
- Duke and Johns Hopkins are meeting for the fifth time in NCAA Tournament history
- Overall, the Blue Devils are 14-6 in NCAA action when reaching double figures in the scoring column and 0-7 when held to nine goals or less
- Duke is one of eight schools with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia)
- The Blue Devils have earned the NCAA Tournament's top seed twice - 2007 & 2008 ... The Blue Devils also earned top-eight seeds in 1994 (8), 1995 (5), 1997 (5), 1998 (7), 1999 (4), 2000 (7), 2002 (7), 2005 (2), 2009 (3) and 2010 (5)
- Duke has played six games this season against teams in the 2010 NCAA Tournament field, posting a 2-4 ledger ... Duke earned victories over Virginia and Loyola and suffered setbacks to Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Notre Dame
- By round, the Blue Devils are 8-3 in first round action, 4-5 in the quarterfinals, 2-3 in the semifinals and 0-2 in national championship games
- By seed, Duke is 5-2 as the No. 1 seed (2007 & 2008), 3-1 as the No. 2 seed (2005), 2-1 as the No. 3 seed (2009), 0-1 as the No. 4 seed (1999), 2-2 as the No. 5 seed (1995 & 1997), 3-3 as the No. 7 seed (1998, 2000 & 2002) and 1-1 as the No. 8 seed (1994) ... The Blue Devils own a ledger of 0-2 as an unseeded squad (1992 & 2001)
- Duke has played six games at home in NCAA Tournament action, dropping an opening round game to Notre Dame in 1995 (12-10) and earning first round victories over Maryland in 1994 (14-9), Fairfield in 2005 (23-4), Providence in 2007 (18-3), Loyola in 2008 (12-7) and Navy in 2009 (14-5)
- Seven different Blue Devils have earned NCAA All-Tournament Team honors with two players - Matt Danowski & Nick O'Hara - garnering the accolade in both 2005 and 2007 ... One-time honorees include John Fay (1999), Dan Flannery (2005), Matt Zash (2005), Ned Crotty (2007) and Zack Greer (2007)
Danowski In The NCAA Tournament
Duke head coach John Danowski is making his 11th appearance in the NCAA Tournament having led Duke into the postseason in each of his three seasons after leading Hofstra to eight berths in his 21 seasons at the helm of the program ... Danowski is 11-10 in NCAA Tournament action and is 7-2 at Duke.
John Danowski Ranks Among the Best
John Danowski ranks among the best Division I lacrosse coaches in history ... He is among the top 10 in active coaches in both win percentage and career wins.
|LIU-C.W. Post -1983-85||27||16||.628|
|Total - 27 years||281||152||.649|
|Active Coaches• Winning Percentage|
|1. John Desko, Syracuse||147||43||.774|
|2. Bill Tierney, Denver||284||97||.745|
|3. Jeff Tambroni, Cornell||107||39||.733|
|4. Dave Urick, Georgetown||331||116||.740|
|5. Dom Starsia, Virginia||314||112||.737|
|6. Dave Pietramala, J. Hopkins||136||54||.716|
|7. Dave Cottle, Maryland||285||114||.714|
|8. Scott Nelson, Marist||223||102||.686|
|9. John Danowski, Duke||281||152||.649|
|10. Kevin Corrigan, Notre Dame||213||117||.645|
|Active Coaches • Wins|
|1. Dave Urick, Georgetown||331||116|
|2. Dom Starsia, Virginia||314||112|
|3. Glenn Thiel, Penn State||299||216|
|4. Bob Shillinglaw, Delaware||287||256|
|5. Bill Tierney, Denver||284||97|
|6. Dave Cottle, Maryland||283||113|
|7. John Danowski, Duke||281||152|
|8. Tony Seaman, Towson||259||156|
|9. Scott Nelson, Marist||223||102|
|10. Kevin Corrigan, Notre Dame||213||117|
Duke heads into the NCAA Tournament with a 12-4 overall record after defeating Sacred Heart 19-7 to close out the regular season ... The Blue Devils are led on offense by the starting attack unit of seniors Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani and junior Zach Howell ... Quinzani leads all goal scorers with 57 tallies and 69 points overall, while Crotty leads the nation with 51 assists ... Howell rounds out the trio with 56 points from 41 goals and 15 assists ... Senior Parker McKee helps anchor a defense that is allowing 9.23 goals per game ... He is tops on the team with 28 caused turnovers and 89 ground balls ... Junior Michael Manley and senior Dan Theodoridis complete the starting close defense ... Senior Sam Payton handles the faceoff duties for the Blue Devils and sports an impressive 95-of-173 mark at the X for a .549 win percentage ... He owns 62 ground balls and four goals and an assist for five points ... In goal, rookie Dan Wigrizer has started 14 games this season and sports a 9.61 goals against average and a .523 save percentage ... Duke is riding a six-game winning streak at home, dating back to March 10 against North Carolina.
Scouting Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament after beating Loyola 9-6 in the regular season finale to remain NCAA Tournament eligible with a 7-7 record ... The Blue Jays won their final two games of the season, beating Towson and Loyola ... Steven Boyle headlines the offense with 52 points from a team-best 30 goals and 22 assists ... Michael Kimmel has 39 points (23g, 16a) and Kyle Wharton has 33 (24g, 9a) ... Johns Hopkins is averaging 10.45 goals per game this season ... Defensively, Sam Devore leads the way with 21 caused turnovers ... The faceoff duties are anchored by Matt Dolente and Michael Powers ... Dolente is 64-of-138 (.464) and Powers sports a 74-of-186 (.507) mark at the X ... In goal, rookie Pierce Bassett earned the starting nod midway through the season ... He is 3-3 overall with an 8.35 goals against average and a .581 save percentage.
Johns Hopkins and Duke share four common opponents in 2010 ... Both squads faced off against Loyola, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia ... The Blue Devils went 2-3 against the squads, splitting two games with the Cavaliers, while Johns Hopkins finished 1-3 ... Both squads earned victories over Loyola.
Duke in the National Stats
Duke senior attackman Ned Crotty currently leads the nation in assists (3.19/gm), while fellow attacker Max Quinzani is second in goals (3.56/gm) ... Senior defenseman Parker McKee is 19th in caused turnovers (1.75/gm) and 12th in ground balls (5.56/gm) ... As a team, Duke is second in points per game (21.81), fourth in man-up offense (.517) and scoring offense (13.38) and ground balls (36.69/gm).