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Duke Opens NCAA Tournament at Johns Hopkins Saturday
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Release: 05/13/2017
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Game 17
No. 6 Duke (12-4) at No. 9 Johns Hopkins (8-6)
NCAA First Round
May 13 | 2:30 PM | ESPNU
Baltimore, Md. | Homewood Field

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Setting the Scene

  • Duke is 12-4 overall and making its 21st appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The Blue Devils are coming off of an 18-8 win over Boston University to close out the regular season.
  • Johns Hopkins earned the No. 6 seed with an 8-6 overall record and 3-2 mark in the Big 10. This is its 45th NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Series History

  • Duke and the Blue Jays are meeting for the 28th time and for the seventh time in NCAA Tournament history.
  • Johns Hopkins leads the series 16-11, but Duke has won the past two games, both of which were in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils are 3-3 in the six tournament outings versus the Blue Jays, four of which were decided by a single goal.

Tale of the Tape

Category Duke BU
Shots/Game 37.2 38.4
Goals/Game 12.81 12.00
Assists/Game 7.63 6.93
Points/Game 20.4 18.93
Shot% .345 .313
GAA 8.06 10.93
GBs/Game 30.5 26.79
EMO 19-41 (.463) 26-43 (.605)
Man Down 32-46 (.696) 21-36 (.583)
Clears 246-283 (.869) 221-245 (.902)
Faceoff % 216-392 (.551) 175-368 (.476)

By the Numbers
84 – Points this season for Justin Guterding, eighth in Duke single-season history and making him one of six Blue Devils to record 80
54 – Straight games with a point for senior Jack Bruckner, the second longest streak among Division I players
12 – Goals per game for Johns Hopkins this season, scoring double digit goals in nine games
8.06 – Duke's goals against average as the Blue Devils have held 12 opponents to under 10 goals
5.19 – Points per game for Justin Guterding in 2017, just ahead of Jordan Wolf's program-best 5.15 per game in 2014
.345 – Duke's shot percentage, the sixth best in the nation
.261 – Duke's opponents' shot percentage this season, scoring just 129 goals on 494 shots
7.67 – Duke's goals against average in the past 12 games, giving up double digit goals just twice
479 – Career ground balls for Kyle Rowe, five shy of moving to fourth in NCAA history and 21 shy of becoming fourth player to reach 500

NCAA Tournament Notes

  • Duke is making its 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament and 11th straight overall.
  • The Blue Devils are 32-17 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The 32 wins rank tied for fifth among Division I teams. Duke is 14-6 in first round games.
  • Duke is unseeded for just the fourth time in program history. The Blue Devils are 0-3 as an unseeded team.
  • Duke is 3-0 in overtime NCAA Tournament games and 2-0 under John Danowski.
  • Duke has won 26 of its past 34 NCAA playoff games. Three of the losses came against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals.
  • Overall, the Blue Devils are 27-8 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 16 NCAA Tournament wins since 2010 are the most of any program in that span. Maryland is second with 15.

Duke's NCAA Tournament Streak at 11

  • Duke is one of five teams to have an active streak of at least 10 consecutive NCAA appearances with Maryland holding the longest at 15.
  • Four of the teams are currently members of the ACC – Notre Dame at 12, Duke and UNC at 11 and Syracuse at 10.
  • Overall, Johns Hopkins holds the longest streak in NCAA history, qualifying for 41 straight NCAA Tournaments from 1972-2012.

Blue Devils in NCAA Tournament

  • Only 16 current Blue Devils have seen NCAA Tournament action since 2014 with only 10 having played in multiple games.
  • Jack Bruckner is the top scorer with 14 points, thanks to his six against Loyola in 2016. Kyle Rowe sports a .673 win percentage at the faceoff X, while Danny Fowler looks to improve on his 16.07 goals against average.

Player GP G A P GBs CTs FO
Jack Bruckner 6 11 3 14 7 - -
Thomas Zenker 6 1 0 1 4 3 -
Ian Yanulis 6 - - - 10 3 -
Brian Dunne 3 - - - 2 1 -
Justin Guterding 2 4 1 5 1 - -
Ethan Powley 2 - - - 4 - -
Garrett Van de Ven 2 - - - 1 1 -
Peter Welch 1 - - - - - -
Tripp Transou 2 1 0 1 - - -
Kyle Rowe 2 - - - 24 - 35-52
John Prendergast 1 - - - 1 - -
Cade Van Raaphorst 1 - - - 1 - -
Greg Pelton 2 - - - - - -
Brad Smith 1 - - - 1 - -
Matthew Giampetroni 1 - - - 1 - -

Gaolie Minutes GA Svs GBs GAA SV%
Danny Fowler 111:51 30 21 4 16.07 .412

Duke vs. NCAA Field

  • Duke is 4-4 against the teams in the NCAA Tournament field and owns a 1-2 mark against top eight seeds. The Blue Devils' eight games against the field are the second most behind the nine faced by Maryland, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Last Time Out

Last Time We Met

  • Jordan Wolf tallied eight points to lead the Blue Devils to their eight consecutive NCAA semifinal with a 19-11 win over Johns Hopkins in the 2014 NCAA quarterfinal.
  • Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones added three goals and four assists, while senior Josh Dionne had four goals before suffering an injury. Case Matheis chipped in five points (3g, 2a), his third hat trick of the season.
  • Brendan Fowler won 17-of-33 faceoffs and picked up 13 ground balls and Will Haus helped anchor the defensive game with an assist and three ground balls. Chris Hipps and Casey Carroll both picked up three ground balls apiece as Duke held the Blue Jays to just three goals in the second half.
  • Luke Aaron made three saves in 35 minutes of action and Kyle Turri had one stop in the final 24 minutes of relief.

Scouting Johns Hopkins

  • Johns Hopkins enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 6 seed with an 8-6 overall record. The Blue Jays are 7-1 at home this season with the lone loss coming to Syracuse in overtime. Johns Hopkins is on a two-game losing streak, falling to Maryland and Ohio State on the road in the past two outings.
  • Kyle Marr and Shack Stanwick headline the offense with 45 points apiece. Joel Tinney is third with 27. Patrick Fraser paces the nation's best extra man offense with eight man-up scores.
  • Overall, the Blue Jays are averaging 12 goals per game and have scored 10-plus goals in nine of the 14 games. In five of the six losses, Johns Hopkins failed to score double digit goals.
  • Defensively, Johns Hopkins is giving up 10.93 goals per game. Nick Fields, All-Big Ten first team selection, is the leader on the defensive front with 15 caused turnovers and 23 ground balls. Jack Rapine has 14 forced turnovers and 25 GBs. Gerald Logan and Brock Turnbaugh have split duties in goal. Turnbaugh has started the past six games, but has only played 26:24 in the past two games before being replaced. He sports an 11.87 goals against average and .421 save percentage overall.
  • The Blue Jays also split time at the faceoff X. Hunter Moreland has won 96-of-170 (.565) draws, while Craig Madarasz is 61-of-155 (.394).

A Win over Johns Hopkins Would

  • Be head coach John Danowski's 383rd career win
  • Be the program's 553rd overall victory
  • Make Duke 67-61-1 all-time in the month of May
  • Put Duke in the NCAA quarterfinals for the 15th time
  • Make Duke 15-6 in NCAA first-round games and 4-3 all-time against Johns Hopkins in NCAA postseason play

Man-Up vs. Man-Down

  • Johns Hopkins features the nation's best man-up offense, scoring on 61 percent of its extra-man opportunities. The Blue Devils, on the other hand, feature a tough man-down squad with a 70 percent success rate. 
  • Duke has allowed just 14 extra-man goals this season and only nine in the past 12 games, compared to the five allowed in the opening four outings.
  • Johns Hopkins has a man-up goal in all but three games, while Duke has held six teams to zero extra-man tallies and only given up two in a game four times.

Duke in the Month of May

  • Duke is 66-61-1 all-time in the month of May.
  • The Blue Devils are 32-8 (.800) in the month under head coach John Danowski.

10 Blue Devils to Graduate Sunday

  • All 10 of Duke's seniors will take part in Duke's graduation ceremony Sunday, May 14. In the recent APR announcement, Duke totaled a score of 995 to sit in a tie for first in the ACC. Under Danowski, Duke men's lacrosse has never had below a 3.0 team GPA.

Jack Bruckner: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Markets & Management Certificate
Brian Dunne: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Markets and Management Certificate
Danny Fowler: Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Markets & Management Certificate
Teddy Henderson: Bachelor of Arts History (United States & Canada concentration) & Economics Certificate
Ethan Powley: Bachelor of Science Economics and Markets and Management Certificate
Kyle Rowe: Bachelor of Arts Sociology
Tripp Transou: Bachelor of Arts History (Global & Comparative Concentration) and Markets and Management Certificate
Garrett Van de Ven: Bachelor of Arts Public Policy Studies and Markets and Management Certificate
Ian Yanulis: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Markets and Management Certificate
Thomas Zenker: Bachelor of Arts Sociology and Markets and Management Certificate

Duke Defense One of best Under Danowski

  • Duke's 2017 defensive performance through 16 games has proven to be one of the Blue Devils' finest since head coach John Danowski took the reins in 2007.
  • Duke's current 8.06 goals against average is the best for a Danowski-coached Duke squad since the 2009 team sported a 7.85 GAA.
  • The Blue Devils' talented 2007, 2008 and 2009 teams all had goals against averages under eight. In Duke's three national championship seasons (2010, 2013, 2014), the Blue Devils allowed 9.23, 10.31 and 9.49 goals per game, respectively, through the first 16 games of the season.

Duke in One Goal Games

  • Duke is 76-70 all-time in games decided by one goal in program history.
  • The Blue Devils played a program-high seven one-goal games in both 1994 and 1997.
  • Duke is 19-14 in one-goal contests under head coach John Danowski.
  • The Blue Devils are 1-5 in one-goal games against Johns Hopkins.
  • Duke is 6-7 in NCAA Tournament games decided by one goal

70, 71, 72 and Counting for Guterding

  •  With four points at Marquette junior Justin Guterding became the first Blue Devil to record at least 70 points in each of his first three seasons, going for 70, 71 and 72 in his respective seasons. He also is the fastest Blue Devil to 100 career points and is tied for the fastest player to 200 points.
  •  Guterding pushed his season points total to a league-best 84 last weekend to become the sixth Blue Devil in program history to score 80 points in a season. He currently sits in eighth in single-season points.
  •  He is one of six Blue Devils to rank in the top 15 in school history in career points (224), goals (140) and assists (84). The other five are Matt Danowski, Jordan Wolf, Zack Greer, Dave Hagler and Myles Jones.

Bruckner and Guterding Dynamic Duo

  • The Batman and Robin tandem of Bruckner and Guterding has been unstoppable this season. In all 16 of Duke's games this season the leading scorer has been either Guterding or Bruckner. Guterding has led the way himself nine times, tied with Bruckner three times and Joey Manown once. Bruckner was tops in points against Syracuse, Denver and Notre Dame in the regular season.
  •  Overall, the duo is the highest scoring attacking tandem in the country with Duke being the lone school to have two players in the top 10 among active players in career goals and one of two schools to have two players ranked in the top 20 in goals per game.
  •  Of Bruckner's 43 goals in 2017, 18 of them (42 percent) have been assisted by Guterding. Bruckner has provided seven assists to Guterding's 20 (35 percent) assisted scores, while the junior has thrown in 25 unassisted goals.

Blue Devils Duo Point Streaks

  •  Justin Guterding has scored a point in all 53 of his games as a Blue Devil, totaling 140 goals and 84 assists for 224 points.
  •  Jack Bruckner is riding a 54-game point streak, dating back to May 26, 2014. He has 178 points from 135 goals and 43 assists in that span.

Guterding Goal Scoring Streak

  •  Justin Guterding, with a hat trick in 10 of 16 games this season, has at least one goal in 25 consecutive games.
Rank Player, School, Pos., Class Goals Streak
1. Dylan Molloy, Brown, A, Sr. 127 40
2. Justin Guterding, Duke, A, Jr. 75 25
10. Jack Bruckner, Duke, A, Sr. 41 14

Guterding's Assist Game Thriving

  •  Guterding is averaging 2.38 assists per game this season, nearly more than a one assist per game improvement of his 1.4 in 2016.
  •  At his current pace, he will finish with at least 40 assists in 2017, sixth in Duke single-season history. Only Jordan Wolf, Matt Danowski and Ned Crotty have more assists in a season than Guterding.
  •  Guterding will push his career total to 86 to move into 11th on the career charts as a junior. Matt Danowski and Ned Crotty sit atop the list with 183 and 147, respectively.

Up Next

  •  The winner of today's game advances to the NCAA quarterfinals to play the winner between Ohio State and Loyola. The quarterfinal will be played at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

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