Hopkins draws Virginia in first round of NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

Big Ten champion Johns Hopkins will visit Virginia in an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament first-round game on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Jays (9-6), who defeated Ohio State 13-6 on Saturday night to win the inaugural Big Ten tournament, are effectively the No. 10 seed in the 18-team field. They will face the seventh-seeded Cavaliers (10-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

The winner will advance to the NCAA quarterfinals at Navy on May 17 to face the winner of a first-round game between No. 2 seed Syracuse and either Bryant or Marist, which will meet in a play-in game.

Also see: Complete NCAA tournament bracket

The Blue Jays lead the all-time series against the Cavaliers 58-30-1, though Virginia knocked off Johns Hopkins 16-15 in overtime earlier this season.

Johns Hopkins is making its record 43rd appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Blue Jays own a 68-33 all-time record in the tournament and have won nine NCAA titles. This will be the 16th time Johns Hopkins and Virginia have met in the NCAA tournament, with Johns Hopkins having won nine of the previous 15 meetings, including a 14-8 first-round win last year in Charlottesville.

Tickets for the game will go on sale at 9 a.m. today online at VirginiaSports.com, by calling 800-542-8821, or in person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall. General Admission tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth 18-and-under and students of the participating schools with a valid student ID.

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