The 2014 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships kick off today with two play-in games: Siena vs. Bryant and Air Force vs. Richmond, in Richmond's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a Division I school (they just became D-I this year).
All four teams are automatic qualifiers after winning their respective conference titles, which makes me wonder why bother having AQs if you're going to make them appear in a play-in game. At least in basketball, they're pretending that the play-in games are the "first round." But that's another article for another day.
Below is your full schedule of this weekend's match-ups. The lovable and eighth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers will be taking on Johns Hopkins on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN 2. All of the first round games will also be available for streaming on WatchESPN.com.
|May 10||NOON||ESPNU||Albany (New York) vs. Loyola Maryland (3)|
|May 10||2:30 PM||ESPNU||Harvard vs. Notre Dame (6)|
|May 10||5:00 PM||ESPNU||Cornell vs. Maryland (7)|
|May 10||7:30 PM||ESPNU||North Carolina vs. Denver (5)|
|May 11||1:00 PM||ESPN2||Johns Hopkins vs. VIRGINIA (8)|
|May 11||3:00 PM||ESPNU||Drexel vs. Pennsylvania (4)|
|May 11||5:15 PM||ESPNU||Richmond / Air Force vs. Duke (1)|
|May 11||7:30 PM||ESPNU||Siena / Bryant vs. Syracuse (2)|
|May 17||NOON||ESPN2||Quarterfinal # 1 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 17||2:30 PM||ESPN2||Quarterfinal # 2 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 18||NOON||ESPNU||Quarterfinal # 3 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 18||2:30 PM||ESPNU||Quarterfinal # 4 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 24||1:00 PM||ESPN2||Semifinal # 1 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 24||3:30 PM||ESPN2||Semifinal # 2 - TEAMS TBD|
|May 26||1:00 PM||ESPN2||Final - TEAMS TBD|
Those teams winning this Saturday will be playing again next Saturday, May 17, while the winning teams on Sunday will play again on Sunday, May 18.
Again, here's your full printable bracket:
As always, Go Hoos!