Maryland men’s lacrosse dropped three spots to No. 5 in the latest Inside Lacrosse media poll following its 16-11 loss to Johns Hopkins on Saturday.
The Terps will begin the Big Ten tournament Thursday as the No. 3 seed in a rematch with the No. 2-seed Blue Jays, looking to avenge their most recent loss. Johns Hopkins will enter that contest as the No. 16 team in the country following its victory over then-No. 2 Maryland.
Thursday’s game has NCAA tournament implications for the in-state rivals. The Blue Jays will be looking to solidify a spot in the tournament. The Terps, meanwhile, are trying to earn a first-round home game at Maryland Stadium, which ranked first in the nation for average attendance this season.
Penn State enters the conference tournament as the top seed and the unanimous No. 1 team in the country after slipping by Rutgers 14-13 on Saturday. In the semifinal, the Nittany Lions will play the No. 4-seed Scarlet Knights for a second straight game.
The Big Ten tournament will begin Thursday with Penn State and Rutgers facing off at 5 p.m. at HighPoint.com Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Maryland and Johns Hopkins will follow that game, with a tentative start time set at 7:30 p.m. at the same location.