COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 2 Maryland men's lacrosse team (9-2, 3-0) looks to clinch at least a share of its third consecutive Big Ten regular season title Saturday, April 22, when it faces No. 7 Ohio State (11-2, 2-1) in Columbus, Ohio. The game will be televised on ESPNews.
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3 - Maryland's triple overtime win against Rutgers capped off its third victory against a top-11 team in a span of nine days last week. Thespan included a pair of road wins at Albany and Rutgers and a win over then-No. 1 Penn State. It was the first time the Terps had beaten three teams ranked in the top-11 in regular season action since 1989 (28 years).
3 - With a win Saturday, Maryland can clinch at least a share of its third straight Big Ten regular season championship. It shared the title with JHU in 2015 and won it outright in 2016.
6 - The Terps are 6-0 all-time on the road in Big Ten regular season action since the league's inception in 2015, including a thrilling 10-9 overtime win at Ohio State two years ago. Maryland's eight-game win streak in conference play is the longest conference streak in the country, and it has won 11 straight overall including postseason play.
7 - Saturday's meeting is the seventh in history between Maryland and Ohio State, with the Terps holding a 6-1 all-time advantage dating back to 1990. Maryland had a dramatic 10-9 overtime victory in its last trip to Columbus, scoring four goals in the final 4:30 to force the extra frame.
13 - The Terrapin offense is currently averaging 13.5 goals this season, which is on pace to be the most in a season for Maryland in the 21st century (last: 1998). Maryland has scored at least 10 goals in 20 of their last 21 games, and at least 12 goals in 15 of their last 16 games dating back to 2016.
15 - The Terrapins need one more win to clinch their 15th straight 10-win season to further extend their NCAA-long streak which began in 2003. In terms of history, only Syracuse's 17-year 10-win streak (1988-2004) is longer all-time.
22- Maryland features a wealth of scoring options offensively, serving as the only team in the country with six players totaling at least 22 points. All six players have also scored at least 15 goals in 2017.
28 - Junior goalkeeper Dan Morris earned numerous National Player of the Week plaudits after totaling 28 saves in wins at Albany and Rutgers. He made 12 saves and held Albany five goals below its season average, before tallying a career-high 16 saves at Rutgers (five in OT periods).
51 - Senior attackman Matt Rambo has totaled 51 points (27g, 24a) in 11 games, and currently leads the Big Ten in points (4.7/g) and assists (2.2/g). By comparison, Rambo had 32 points (22G, 10a) through 11 games last season, before going on to total 75 points. He needs 11 points to break Maryland's all-time points record and 14 goals for the scoring record.
187 - Maryland has one of the most seasoned & prolific attack lines in the country, with seniors Matt Rambo (67), Colin Heacock (65) and Dylan Maltz (55) combining for 187 career appearances. The unit's combined 286 goals and 416 points both ranks second nationally among attack trios (Duke).