May 4, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One day removed from its first BIG EAST Championship in program history, Louisville learned it will face Ohio State on May 9 in the First Round of the NCAA Championship. League runner-up Georgetown received an at-large bid to the NCAAs and will face Johns Hopkins for the second time this season, also slated for Friday.
Louisville is making its NCAA Championship debut and will face the Buckeyes for the sixth time in series history and second time this season. The Cardinals are 1-5 all-time against OSU, falling to the Buckeyes 12-11 on March 4 of this season, while earning a 12-11 win during the 2013 campaign. OSU is making its first NCAA appearance since 2003 and is 1-2 all-time on the national stage.
The Hoyas are making their 14th trip to the NCAA Championship. Georgetown is 13-13 in the national postseason, falling to Virginia in the First Round in 2013. GU is 8-8 all-time against Johns Hopkins and has won seven of the last nine meetings after dropping a one-goal decision to its nearby foe earlier this season. Johns Hopkins is making its first appearance in the NCAAs since 2007 and fourth overall. The Blue Jays are 1-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
The BIG EAST earned multiple bids into the NCAA Championship field for the third consecutive year and 12th time since first sponsoring lacrosse in the 2001 season. The current lineup of league teams are 26-30 in the NCAAs, with the Hoyas’ 13 victories tied with Temple for the most among active members.