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Series breakdown: NCAA first round matchups

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Time for a quick look at the history between the programs in the eight NCAA tournament first round games …

SYRACUSE at DUKE (Saturday, Noon)

Series: Syracuse leads 6-2
Last meeting: Duke won 12-10 on April 1 in East Rutherford, N.J.
NCAA tournament series: Syracuse leads 3-0
Last NCAA tournament meeting: Syracuse won 17-7 in 2009 NCAA semifinals

Other NCAA tournament meetings: 1994 quarterfinals (Syracuse 12-11) and 2002 quarterfinals (Syracuse 10-9)

COLGATE at MASSACHUSETTS (Saturday, 2:30)

Series: First meeting

CANISIUS at LOYOLA (Saturday, 5)

Series: First meeting

DENVER at NORTH CAROLINA (Saturday, 7:30)

Series: North Carolina leads 8-1
Last meeting: North Carolina won 20-7 in 2009 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
NCAA tournament series: First meeting

PRINCETON at VIRGINIA (Sunday, 1)

Series: Virginia leads 13-10
Last meeting: Virginia won 12-10 in 2008 in Princeton, N.J.
NCAA tournament series: Princeton leads 3-0
Last NCAA tournament meeting: Princeton won 12-11 in 2000 NCAA semifinals

Other NCAA tournament meetings: 1994 final (Princeton 9-8, OT) and 1996 final (Princeton 13-12, OT)

STONY BROOK at JOHNS HOPKINS (Sunday, 3)

Series: First meeting

YALE at NOTRE DAME (Sunday, 5:15)

Series: Yale leads 1-0
Last meeting: Yale won 17-5 in 1983 in New Haven, Conn.
NCAA tournament series: None

MARYLAND at LEHIGH (Sunday, 7:30)

Series: Maryland leads 3-1
Last meeting: Maryland won 15-2 in 1928
NCAA tournament series: None

Patrick Stevens

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