Maryland Terrapins lacrosse faces rival Duke in Final Four

The University of Maryland Men's Lacrosse team could be championship bound.

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The Terps knocked off Syracuse for a berth in the Final Four. (Photo: Associated Press)

On Saturday, the Terps will take on rival Duke in the NCAA men's lacrosse national semifinals. The Blue Devils, the defending national champions, beat Notre Dame, 7-5 to get to the Final Four. The two teams square off Saturday at 6:30, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

With a 6-5 overtime win over top-seeded Syracuse last weekend, the Terps are the only unranked team left in the tournament. Among the remaining four teams, three are from Maryland's home conference, the ACC.

First-year coach John Tillman has led the Terps to a 12-4 record. The Washington Post notes that Tillman is an extremely detailed-oriented leader. He refused an offer by the NCAA to fly the team to Boston for their quarterfinal matchup, because it would mean that not all assistants would be able to go. The team - all 60 players coaches and assistants - took two buses instead.

As if one Maryland/Duke match-up isn't enough, the Terrapins women's lacrosse team is also in the Final Four this weekend. They'll take on the Blue Devils in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Friday for a chance to play in the national championship as well.

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