Just eight teams are left standing in the 2017 Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament
After an exciting first round featuring a couple of upsets and the defending champion sent packing, action is ready to pick up in Hempstead, New York, on Saturday and Newark, Delaware, on Sunday for the quarterfinals.
Take a look below to get all the info on how to watch each of those four games.
For more information about the men's lacrosse tournament, visit the NCAA.com lacrosse championship page.
MEN'S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT BY THE NUMBERS
1982: The last time UNC won back-to-back titles
It’s pretty common for teams to win back-to-back championships. The first to win consecutive titles was Cornell in 1977, and the most recent to repeat in consecutive years was Duke in 2014. In total, six teams since the first-ever championship (1971) have been back-to-back winners: Cornell, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Princeton and Johns Hopkins.
10: National titles Syracuse owns
The Orange enter the tournament as the No. 1 team in the nation, so it wouldn’t be too surprising for them to take the title this year. A title would expand ‘Cuse’s championship lead over Johns Hopkins.
25: Most points scored by a player throughout a tournament
In both 1977 and 1987, a player scored 25 points during his team’s run to the title: Eamon McEneaney and Tim Goldstein. Both played for Cornell, and while McEneaney was part of the 1977 national championship team, Cornell was dropped by Johns Hopkins in the final despite Goldstein’s impressive run.
9: Most points scored in a single tournament game
UNC’s Chris Cloutier hit this incredible mark against Loyola (MD) on the way to the national championship last year. Only two other players have scored nine goals in a single game—Gary Gait (Syracuse, 1988) and Oliver Marti (Brown, 1992).
50: Most points scored in the tournament over a career
Syracuse took home the title three times between 1987 and 1990, and leading the attack was Gary Gait. During his time with the Orange, he posted 50 points in tournament games, which still stands as the NCAA tournament record.
30: Most saves recorded in a single tournament game
In 1991, Maryland goalkeeper Steve Kavovit helped lead the Terrapins to victory over Brown in a tournament game with 30 saves. Now, for a more extended sample size: Paul Schimoler of Cornell holds the record for the most saves over an entire tournament, totaling 85 to help send Cornell to the title match against Syracuse.
48,970: Largest paid championship game attendance
In 2008, two lacrosse powerhouses battled in an incredible showdown for the title. Syracuse and Johns Hopkins met in Foxboro (in the same stadium the championship game will be played this year), and the Orange emerged victorious.
42: Most assists tallied by a team in the tournament
Virginia and Duke have proven to play an extremely unselfish style. The Cavaliers notched 42 assists in four games during the 2006 tournament, and the Blue Devils hit that mark just a year later in 2007 in four games as well.
1: Total first-tournament teams selected this year
Monmouth, which will compete in the play-in game against Bryant to see who will face Maryland, has never been selected to be a part of the lacrosse tournament. This will be its first year competing with a chance to win the title.
*Note: All facts and figures are from NCAA.org.