No. 4 Duke (14-3) vs. No. 2 Johns Hopkins (12-4)
May 20 | 2:30 PM | ESPNU
Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Setting the Scene
- Duke avanced to its 16th quarterfinal with a 17-11 win over Villanova in the opening round.
- The Blue Devils are 10-5 overall in NCAA quarterfinal games.
- Johns Hopkins is the No. 5 seed and beat Georgetown 10-9 in overtime to win and advance.
The Series History
- Duke and Johns Hopkins are meeting for the 19th time overall and the seventh time in NCAA Tournament action.
- The Blue Jays lead the overall series 11-7, but the Blue Devils have won the past three outings - all in the NCAA Tournament.
- The seven NCAA Tournament games are 4-3 in Duke’s favor. All three Johns Hopkins wins came by a single goal and the Blue Devil wins by an average of 11.33 goals.
Tale of the Tape
|EMO||17-32 (.531)||19-54 (.352)|
|Man Down||40-57 (.702)||32-48 (.667)|
|Clears||276-311 (.887)||222-247 (.899)|
|Faceoff %||219-434 (.505)||214-397 (.539)|
By the Numbers
34 – NCAA Tournament wins for the Blue Devils, fifth all-time in NCAA history
8 – Tewaaraton Award finalists in Duke history after Justin Guterding earned the distinction
3 – Goals neeed by Justin Guterding to break Zack Greer’s NCAA record of 206
29 – NCAA Tournament wins for head coach John Danowski - third most among active coaches
7 – NCAA Tournament meetings between the Duke and JHU with the Blue Devils leading 4-3
11.88 – Johns Hopkins scoring offense, ninth nationally
8.41 – Goals allowed per game for Duke, 10th nationally
99 – Points for Guterding in 2018, five away from besting Jordan Wolf’s Duke record 103
4.25 – Brad Smith’s points per game average in the past eight games, up from 2.89 in the first nine
11.33 – Average margin of victory for Duke in its three most recent NCAA Tournament wins over Johns Hopkins
Last Time We Met
- Justin Guterding scored a career-high tying 10 points from four goals and six assists to lead the unseeded Blue Devils past No. 6 seed Johns Hopkins 19-6 in the 2017 NCAA opening round at Homewood Field.
- Joey Manown chipped in four goals and an assist, while Sean Lowrie had three goals and an assist in the victory. Duke’s second midfield provided four of its first eight goals in the game.
- The Blue Jays led 2-0 early, but Duke went on a 6-1 run in the final 10:24 of the first quarter and never looked back. The Blue Devils held Johns Hopkins to just one goal in the second half.
- Danny Fowler made eight saves and Kyle Rowe dominated the faceoff X, 18-of-24.
Duke vs. Hopkins Top 10
- Sunday will mark the eighth time Duke and Johns Hopkins will face off both ranked in the top 10 and just the fourth time as top five squads in modern history. The Blue Jays enter the matchup ranked second in the most recent USILA poll. They are 2-1 when ranked higher with the most recent victory being a 10-9 triumph in the NCAA semifinal in 2008.
|Date||Duke Rank||JHU Rank||Result|
Duke and Hopkins in NCAAs Since 2007
- Duke and Johns Hopkins have been two of the most successful programs in the past 11 seasons. They have combined for a 39-17 NCAA Tournament record, amassed four NCAA titles - three for Duke and one for the Blue Jays – and earned two runner-up finishes since 2007.
NCAA Tournament Since 2007
NCAA Tournament Notes
- Duke earned its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 12th straight with a 13-3 overall record. The Blue Devils are one of four schools to have an active streak of 10 consecutive appearances.
- The Blue Devils are 34-18 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The 34 wins are fifth among Division I teams. Duke is 10-5 in quarterfinal games overall and 8-1 under John Danowski.
- Duke is seeded fourth for the second time program history. The Blue Devils also were seeded fourth in 1999, losing to Georgetown in the opening round.
- Duke is 3-0 in overtime NCAA Tournament games and 2-0 under John Danowski.
- Duke has won 28 of its past 37 NCAA playoff games. Three of the losses came against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals and two against Ohio State.
- Overall, the Blue Devils are 29-9 in NCAA action when scoring at least 10 goals and 1-9 when held to single digits.
- Duke is one of nine schools with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Denver, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia).
- Duke’s 18 NCAA Tournament wins since 2010 are second behind Maryland’s 21.
Looking at Duke
- Duke bested Villanova 17-11 in the opening round. Senior attackman Justin Guterding continues to shine and headlines one of the nation’s top offenses with 58 goals and 41 assists for 99 points. Rookie Joe Robertson complements him on attack with 52 points. In the midfield, junior Brad Smith has a career-best 60 points and graduate student Peter Conley has chipped in 34.
- Defensively, Duke is holding opponents to 8.41 goals per game. Cade Van Raaphorst and JT Giles-Harris anchor the close defense with 18 and 20 caused turnovers, respectively. In goal, Danny Fowler sports a 8.36 goals against average and a .537 save percentage.
- Joe Stein and Brian Smyth share duties at the faceoff X. Stein is 98-of-175 (.560), while Smyth is 114-of-225 (.507). They have 39 and 60 ground balls, respectively.
Scouting Johns Hopkins
- Johns Hopkins earned the No. 5 overall seed after capturing the Big Ten Tournament title and then used a second-half rally to escape with 10-9 overtime win over Georgetown in the opening round. They outscored the Hoyas 5-1 in the fourth quarter to force overtime with Kyle Marr having all five goals. Shack Stanwick scored with 29 seconds left in overtime to send his team to the quarterfinal.
- Sporting a 12-4 overall record, Johns Hopkins is led on offense by Kyle Marr’s 55 points (39g, 16a). Joel Tinney has 52 points (21g, 31a) and Stanwick 51 (18g, 33a). The Blue Jays are averaging 11.88 goals per game, shooting .300 and have scored 10-plus goals in 13 of 16 games.
- On the defensive side of the ball, the Blue Jays are allowing 9.44 goals per game and holding teams to just 28 percent shooting. They have held eight of their 16 opponents to fewer than 10 goals. Patrick Foley anchors the defense with 14 caused turnovers and 28 ground balls. Daniel Jones is a top defensive midfielder with 14 forced turnovers. In goal, Brock Trumbaugh owns a 9.24 goals against average and a .515 save percentage. He is averaging 9.88 saves per game.
- Hunter Moreland handles the faceoff duties for the Blue Jays, winning 195-of-334 draws (.584). He is ranked 18th nationally and has won at least 50 percent of his restarts in nine games, but only twice in the past eight outings.
- Duke and Johns Hopkins share five common opponents. Duke went 4-1 in the five games and the Blue Jays went 3-2.
|Virginia||W, 18-13||W, 15-13|
|Syracuse||L, 14-15||W, 18-7|
|North Carolina||W, 11-10||L, 11-13|
|Loyola||W, 13-9||L, 5-12|
|Towson||W, 10-8||W, 14-6|
- The winner of Sunday’s game will advance to NCAA Championship Weekend in Foxboro, Mass., to play the winner between Maryland and Cornell. It would be the first visit for Duke since 2014 and the first for Johns Hopkins since 2015. The semifinal games will be Saturday, May 26 and the title game Monday May 28.