Men's Lacrosse Final Four Notables

May 27, 2017

• Top-seeded Maryland and third-seeded Ohio State advanced to the 2017 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Final Four after recording wins in last weekend's quarterfinals. The Terrapins defeated eighth-seeded Albany, while Ohio State beat Duke. Maryland secured its sixth Final Four berth in the past seven years, and fourth straight, while Ohio State advanced to championship weekend for the first time in program history.

• Maryland head coach John Tillman has posted a 16-6 record in the NCAA Tournament, the most wins among all Division I coaches since 2011.

• Ohio State enters the national semifinals with a 15-4 record, tying for the most wins in program history. The 1965 team also won 15 games. The Buckeyes were 12-3 at the end of the regular season, the first time since 2004 Ohio State had at least 12 wins heading into the postseason.

• Maryland is the most experienced team in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps have four players that have played 13 NCAA games and advanced to three Final Fours: Isaiah Davis-Allen, Colin Heacock, Mac Pons and Matt Rambo.

• Maryland’s Matt Rambo was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors from the conference's coaches. The Terrapins’ Tim Muller was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year, Ohio State’s Jake Withers earned Specialist of the Year honors for the second consecutive year, while the Buckeyes’ Tre Leclaire was named Freshman of the Year. Maryland mentor John Tillman received Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

• The six programs that comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has played since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men's lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland, 1953 for Ohio State and 2012 for Michigan.