Before we get to the games, we’d like to wish all the great moms out there a happy Mother’s Day. Make sure to do something nice for your mom today.
We have another quartet of games today to cap off the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. You can find the our 2019 NCAA Tournament Weekend Scorecard here with box scores, recaps, & highlights from yesterday’s games. I will update that post with the results from this afternoon’s games as well. The fun begins today at 12:00 PM EST with Penn State vs. UMBC & ends with Notre Dame vs. Johns Hopkins at 7:30 PM EST.
Directly below is the Big Board for May 12, 2019. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse NCAA Tournament Game Day For May 12, 2019
|12:00||UMBC||#1 Penn State||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|2:30||Maryland||#6 Towson||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|5:00||Richmond||#2 Duke||ESPNU||Live Stats|
|7:30||Johns Hopkins||#7 Notre Dame||ESPNU||Live Stats|
College Crosse NCAA Tournament Preview
The 2019 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament season has finally arrived, and like Santa on Christmas Eve we’ve come bearing with gifts to celebrate the occasion. Auditory gifts, to be specific. It’s a first round preview episode of COLLEGE CROSSECAST!
I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we get you all set for the opening weekend in both the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Lacrosse tournaments. We start with some more coaching move news (:35) and the release of the Tewaaraton finalist list (3:00). Then it’s on to previewing the big games of the weekend. Want to know where we talk about the game you’re interested in? Follow along:
-Penn State-UMBC: 11:14
-Virginia-Robert Morris: 46:24
-Notre Dame-Johns Hopkins: 1:12:24
-Our Final Four picks: 1:23:45
Tournament time is finally here! The Men’s Division I Tournament got started on Wednesday with UMBC defeating Marist, but the other 15 teams get started this weekend with the first round. All games are on ESPNU and each day of four games begins at noon. For some, it could be the final games of competitive lacrosse ever. For others, it’s a chance to extend their college lacrosse seasons and time with their teammates.
While reading, check out our first round NCAA Tournament preview edition of the College Crossecast.
UMBC vs. #1 Penn State (Noon, ESPNU)
How They Got Here
UMBC: It’s still a major accomplishment to see the Retrievers make it to the NCAA Tournament with the season they’ve had. You can check out the detailed version of this in the preview from the play-in game, but UMBC thought they were done when they lost to UMass Lowell in overtime. However, thanks to Binghamton winning their last two games, the Retrievers won out and then defeated Marist on Wednesday in the play-in game.
Penn State: This is easily Penn State’s best season in program history. A 14-1 record with a Big Ten title and Grant Ament as a Tewaaraton finalist. Couldn’t have asked for anything more so far. Prior to the conference tournament, the Nittany Lions had never won an NCAA Tournament game.
College Crosse BINGO
It started as something for fun in 2017. It returned last year. And it’s being done again. The First Round Bingo card has returned for its third year. The OG lacrosse Bingo card involves every game this weekend, so it makes you watch all eight matchups. Each team has at least one spot on the board, some more than others. There’s some squares involving members of the broadcast crew and other lacrosse stories that might be relevant this weekend.
Refresh your mind to last year's version. https://t.co/Bq41F8MEIZ— The artist formerly known as @CFJastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) May 11, 2019
Here’s a great preview of today’s game between the Terps & the Tigers by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun: With NCAA tournament game, Maryland and Towson men’s lacrosse to renew rivalry dormant since 2012.
A stunning upset in the NCAA tournament and then a repeat 10 years later. Three games in seven years postponed by inclement weather. A field so deluged by rain that the opposing coach questioned how the flagship school in the state’s university system could not afford a better alternative. Those are just a few of the memorable moments in the men’s lacrosse series between Maryland and Towson, which will add another chapter when the Terps (11-4) visit the No. 6 seed Tigers (11-4) at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson in an NCAA tournament first-round game Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Voice of the Tigers Spiro Morekas and head coach Shawn Nadelen take a look ahead to the team’s NCAA First Round game against the Terrapins.
Loyola University Maryland’s Pat Spencer had three goals and six assists on Saturday, setting a NCAA career record in the process, as he led a Greyhounds’ 7-0 run that put them in front for a 15-13 victory over visiting Syracuse University in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Championships at Ridley Athletic Complex. Spencer’s sixth and final assist of the game, coming on a P.J. brown goal with 11:02 left in regulation to tie the game at 12-12, pushed his career total to 226, breaking the NCAA record of 225 set from 2012-2015 by the University at Albany’s Lyle Thompson. During the first half, Spencer moved past another former Albany player, Connor Fields (2015-18), for sole possession of second-place in career points. Spencer now has 369 points, passing Fields who had 364, and is behind only Thompson’s 400.
Emotional Syracuse press conference after their loss to Loyola yesterday.
While the outcome fell in favor of the visitors, both branches of Harlem Lacrosse — Boston and New York — came away winners from Saturday’s exhibition at the third Harlem Lacrosse Showcase at TechBoston Academy. ... “Honestly, I love what our guys did today,” said Boston coach Rod Henriques, who grew up in East Boston and was one of the original participants of Metro Lacrosse.
Before 10-year-old Christian Koehler died of a rare brain cancer a decade ago this month, the East Islip boy and his family enjoyed a Caribbean beach vacation courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Saturday, a lacrosse tournament in Christian’s honor raised money for the foundation so other boys and girls can have their wishes granted.
Looks like the Terps are ready to go today.
Penn State lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni has his Nittany Lions in rarefied air on the eve of the NCAA Tournament but in uncharted waters for a rising program. The Nittany Lions (14-1) are the unanimous No. 1 ranked team and the top seed, yet they’ve never won a tournament game (0-4) and their conference, the Big Ten, was formed only four years ago. Time to take the next step.
The bitter taste of a loss to Yale in last year’s national championship has remained with the Duke men’s lacrosse team for an entire year. Starting Sunday, it’ll begin the journey back to that mountaintop, hoping to end on a different note. The second-seeded Blue Devils will welcome Richmond to Koskinen Stadium Sunday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the first of three games on the road back to the title game. Duke will be playing for the first time in 15 days after losing to Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament semifinals Apr. 27.