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Maryland-Duke to Meet in Final Four

Maryland Athletics
5-24-2018
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#4 Duke (15-3)
Duke vs. Maryland
#1 Maryland (14-3)
May 26, 2018 || Foxborough, Mass. || NCAA Semifinals || 2:30 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The defending national champion and top-seeded Maryland men's lacrosse returns to the NCAA Semifinals for the fifth consecutive season Saturday as it faces former ACC foe at 2:30 pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxbourough. The Terps are looking to advance to their fourth straight championship game, and sixth in eight seasons under head coach John Tillman.

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BY THE NUMBERS

2 - The Terrapin specialist units are both among the best in the country, with the man-up unit ranking second and the man-down fifth. The Terrapin man-up unit is scoring at a 58-percent (25-of-43) clip, while the man-down unit has allowed six goals on 37 attempts (.162) over its last 12 games.

3 - The Terps are the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season, becoming the first program to achieve the feat since Johns Hopkins (2002-05). Maryland is 18-5 all-time as the top seed, advancing to the semifinals on all eight occasions. The Terps are 62-37 all-time in the tournament, with Saturday being their 100th game.

5 - Logan Wisnauskas is on the verge of breaking a pair of Maryland records for single-season points and goals. He needs five points to break Dan LaMonica's record of 51 set in 2001 and four goals to break Matt Hahn's record of 36 set in 1995.

6 - The Terps have won six of their last seven meetings against Duke, and hold a formidable 62-20 advantage in the all-time series which dates back to 1940. This is the first meeting since the teams were ACC foes in 2014. Maryland knocked out Duke in the national semifinals back-to-back years in 2011-12.

10 - The Terps feature one of the most consistent offenses in the country, having scored at least 10 goals in 16-of-17 games. Maryland also leads the nation with just 9.6 turnovers/g, which would be the lowest nationally since Penn State in 2010 (9.0/g).

11 - The Maryland freshmen class was superb in the quarters against Cornell, with Bubba Fairman (5), Logan Wisnauskas (4) and Anthony DeMaio combining for 11 points and Justin Shockey winning 13-of-19 draws. Wisnauskas and Fairman's combined 81 points the most ever for a rookie duo at Maryland, surpassing Bob Boneillo and Pete Worstell (1977), who had 78.

20- Maryland head coach John Tillman is 20-6 (.769) all-time in the NCAA Tournament, with every game coming during his tenure at Maryland. His 20 victories rank 7th all-time among Division I coaches, while his winning percentage is the best among the coaches with at least 20 wins.

78- Tewaaraton finalist Connor Kelly currently ranks fourth in Maryland single-season history with 78 points, trailing Bob Boneillo (1979) for third on the list by just one point. His 127 career goals are tied for fifth in program history with the legendary Frank Urso (1973-76).

169 - Maryland players have 169 games of NCAA experience under their belts, including three players who have played in all 14NCAA Tournament games over the last four seasons: Adam DiMillo, Connor Kelly and Bryce Young. The Terrapin senior class has the most wins in program history with a 62-13 (.827) record, a mark that has been broken four straight years.

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