The Washington Times - April 13, 2012, 08:42PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Duke will be the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC lacrosse tournament after Friday’s 13-5 rout of Virginia.

The Blue Devils and Cavaliers tied for the league lead. Duke will face Maryland in the April 20 semifinals, while Virginia will meet North Carolina.

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The full schedule:

APRIL 20

(1) Duke (11-3, 2-1) vs. (4) Maryland (6-3, 1-2), 5
(2) Virginia (10-2, 2-1) vs. (3) North Carolina (8-4, 1-2), 7:30

APRIL 22

Semifinal winners, 3

A few tidbits on the semifinal matchups:

* Duke and Maryland have split 10 ACC tournament meetings, with Maryland winning the last three (2004 semifinals, 2005 title game, 2011 title game).

* Maryland has won three straight games against Duke, its longest winning streak against the Blue Devils since winning five in a row between 1990 and 1992.

* Virginia has won 19 of its last 21 meetings with North Carolina.

* The Cavaliers have won their last five ACC tournament meetings with the Tar Heels (semifinal meetings in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004).

* This is the first time for this set of pairings – Duke/Maryland and Virginia/North Carolina – since 2004.

Patrick Stevens