Men's lacrosse: Hopkins earns at-large bid to NCAA tournament

Blue Jays face off against No. 5 seed Brown on Saturday

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team will visit Brown in the first round of the NCAA tournament, according to tournament pairings announced Sunday night.

The game will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.

The Blue Jays (8-6), who are making their 44th NCAA tournament appearance, earned an at-large bid in the 16-team field despite losing in the first round of the Big Ten tournament last week.

The Bears (14-2) received an at-large bid and are the tournament's No. 5 overall seed.

The winner of the Hopkins-Brown game advances to a second-round game on May 21 to face the winner of a game between No. 4 seed Yale and Navy.

Hopkins and Brown have met 11 times since the series began in 1970, wit the Blue Jays lead the all-time series 10-1. This will be the second all-time meeting between the two teams in the NCAA tournament. JHU slipped past Brown, 12-11, in overtime in the first round in 2009.

Johns Hopkins owns a 70-34 all-time record in the NCAA tournament, with nine NCAA titles to its credit.

Also see: Complete NCAA men's lacrosse tournament pairings

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