May Madness 2015: Men's Division I

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May 29, 2015
Ode to Lyle Thompson, Two-Time Tewaaraton Winner
Albany attackman Lyle Thompson ended his career with back-to-back Tewaaraton Awards, the first men's player to ever accomplish the feat. It's been a magical ride, the type we may not see again.

May 25, 2015
Five from Denver Headline NCAA All-Tournament Team
Led by Most Outstanding Player Wes Berg, Denver placed five on the NCAA final four's All-Tournament team, announced Sunday after the Pioneers win over Maryland.

May 25, 2015
The Big 40: Maryland's Quest to End an Ignominious Streak
Has it really been 40 years since Maryland last won the NCAA title? LM revisits four decades of near misses and especially painful finishes.

May 25, 2015
Cannizzaro Brothers Win Title Against One’s Former Team
Sean and Connor Cannizzaro took the City of Brotherly Love moniker to heart, helping Denver win its first national championship against Connor's former team, Maryland.

May 25, 2015
Denver Stifles Maryland to Bring NCAA Crown West
Long the game's western hub, Denver can claim status as the game's nexus for the year, as Denver took down Maryland 10-5 to take the NCAA championship west for the first time in history.

May 25, 2015
Who can Handle the Heat of Memorial Day?
Denver is looking for its first NCAA title. Maryland is looking to end a 40-year drought. The crucible of Memorial Day awaits in Philadelphia for both.

May 25, 2015
#LMLive Gameday: Maryland-Denver For it All
The NCAA men's lacrosse champion will be determined in Philadelphia today. Will it be Maryland's first title since 1975, or Denver's first in program history?

May 25, 2015
Gallery: Denver Takes NCAA Title Westward (MD1)
An early run and stifling defensive work earned Denver its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship - the first for a school west of the Appalachains. Photos by Kevin P. Tucker.

May 24, 2015
Gallery: Denver Edges Notre Dame in NCAA Semis (MD1)
Denver withstood a big Notre Dame rally and then won in overtime to earn its spot in the NCAA finals Monday against Maryland. Photos by John Strohsacker.

May 24, 2015
Gallery: Maryland Takes Down Rival Hopkins in Semis (MD1)
Maryland earned a spot in the NCAA finals with a 12-11 victory over rival Johns Hopkins Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Photos by Greg Wall.

May 23, 2015
NCAA Men's Final Four Next-Level Analysis
We asked two highly regarded assistant coaches to dig deep into their scouting reports to break down the NCAA men's lacrosse semifinals.

May 23, 2015
McAnaney: Rivalries Continues Through to Final Four
The game's oldest rivalry and the game's best new one will be on display in Saturday's semifinals - continuing the trend for this year's NCAA tournament of rematches and rivals.

May 23, 2015
Observations, Notes and Quotes from Practice Day in Philly
Each of the final four teams held an hourlong practice on the pristine turf at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The anticipation from teams is palpable and there are plenty of storylines to play out over the weekend.

May 23, 2015
Pellegrino's Final Four Trip With Hopkins a Decade in the Making
When the Blue Jays barrelled to the 2005 NCAA title, Mike Pellegrino - then in 7th grade - knew where he wanted to be. Ten years later, he's there as their senior captain as they play in their first NCAA semifinal since 2008.

May 23, 2015
Denver Takes ND's Best Punch, Rallies for 11-10 OT Win
Wes Berg scored the game-winner in overtime as Denver earned its first NCAA finals trip, but not before withstanding a huge Notre Dame rally in the fourth quarter.

May 23, 2015
Maryland Holds Off Rival Hopkins for Finals Berth
Johns Hopkins rallied from down five to tie in the 4th quarter, but Maryland earned its 12th NCAA finals appearance with a 12-11 victory in Philadelphia.

May 23, 2015
NCAA Notes: The Whims of Championship Weekend
Final Four. It's everybody's goal to get here, but anything can happen once they roll the ball out and blow the whistle.

May 23, 2015
Postgame Quotes: Denver 11, Notre Dame 10 (OT)

May 23, 2015
Postgame Quotes: Maryland 12, Johns Hopkins 11

May 23, 2015
#LMLive Gameday: NCAA Semifinals Live from Philly
Denver and Notre Dame face off at 1 p.m., with Maryland and Hopkins to follow, all live on ESPN2. Follow along as they look to earn their way to Memorial Day.

May 21, 2015
Carc's Take: Hard to Pick A Final Four Winner
ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra gives his take ahead of final four weekend. Think the Denver-Notre Dame winner is a shoe-in to win the title? Think again.

May 20, 2015
Terps Content in Winning Without Glamor in Final Four Run
Sure, Maryland may not play the sexiest type of lacrosse in the spectrum of the game - but they're fine with that as they prepare for rival Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

May 18, 2015
ICYMI: Mental Toughness Defines NCAA Final Four
Notre Dame, Syracuse, North Carolina and Denver were the best and most complete teams in the country. Had we considered the mental toughness factor, well then, we should have seen Johns Hopkins and Maryland coming.

May 18, 2015
Gallery: Maryland Dominates North Carolina in QFs (MD1)
Maryland earned a trip to Philadelphia for the final four with a dominant performance on Sunday in Annapolis against the Tar Heels. Photos by John Strohsacker.

May 17, 2015
As Irish Advance, College Game Bids Farewell to Thompson
A creative force and fan favorite, Lyle Thompson played his final collegiate game in Albany's quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame Saturday. As Scott Marr says, “I don’t think we’ll see another player like him for a long time.”

May 17, 2015
Hopkins Nips Syracuse to Advance to First Final Four Since '08
Johns Hopkins built up an early lead and won its only faceoff of the fourth quarter to hold off a frantic Syracuse rally in a 16-15 win, earning its first semifinal berth since 2008.

May 17, 2015
Gallery: Denver Rallies Past Ohio State into Semis (MD1)
Down big early, Denver rallied for a 15-13 win and trip to Philadelphia for the NCAA semifinals Saturday at Mile High. Photos by Marc Piscotty.

May 17, 2015
Gallery: Late Run Lifts Notre Dame Over Albany (MD1)
Trailing the Great Danes by one going into the fourth, Notre Dame went on a 5-1 game-closing run to earn a return to the NCAA semifinals. Photos by Marc Piscotty.

May 17, 2015
Highlights: Johns Hopkins 16, Syracuse 15 (NCAA Quarterfinals)

May 16, 2015
McAnaney: Looking Back to Look Ahead at Notre Dame-Albany
Eamon McAnaney was on the call for last year's epic NCAA quarterfinal game between Notre Dame and Albany. Guess what? They do it again. He looks back at the last meeting.

May 16, 2015
Berg Anchors Denver Rally Past Ohio State Into Semis
Wes Berg had six goals as Denver booked its fourth final four trip in five years with a 15-13 come-from-behind victory over Ohio State.

May 16, 2015
Weekend Preview Podcast: Rematches the Flavor of Quarterfinals
It's the most wonderful weekend of the year for a lacrosse fan, with the winners advancing to the final four and losers headed home. LM's Matt DaSilva, Corey McLaughlin and Megan Schneider preview a quarterfinal weekend filled with rematches in the men's and women's tournaments.

May 14, 2015
Carolina Looks to Silence Doubters, End Drought of its Own
Carolina is 0-for-3 under coach Joe Breschi on quarterfinal weekends, but Sunday brings another chance at a first final four berth since the halcyon days of the early 1990s.

May 11, 2015
ICYMI: Riorden's Rumble and Quarterfinal Serendipity
Albany's Lyle Thompson and Blaze Riorden broke the Internet on Saturday, rewarding the masses with a return trip to the NCAA quarterfinals, which could break attendance records.

May 10, 2015
Carolina Overcomes Slow Start to Dominate Colgate
North Carolina earned a quarterfinal date in Annapolis against former ACC foe Maryland with a dominating win over Patriot League champion Colgate at home.

May 10, 2015
Denver into Home NCAA QF With Win Over Brown
Connor Cannizzaro had five goals as Denver downed Brown to advance to next Saturday's NCAA quarterfinals at Mile High.

May 10, 2015
Rice Anchors Dominant Syracuse Win Over Marist
Tewaaraton finalist Kevin Rice had a career day as Syracuse dominated MAAC champion Marist 20-8 to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.

May 9, 2015
McAnaney: Cornell Greats Rank Thompson Among Best Ever
Is Lyle Thompson the greatest player of all-time? With Albany taking on Cornell in the NCAA tournament, Eamon McAnaney asked a couple of Big Red greats for their take. The answer? Respect for sure, and hoping for the best on Saturday.

May 9, 2015
Albany Dominates Cornell to Advance to NCAA Quarters
Nine points from Lyle Thompson and 19 saves (and one ridiculous highlight-reel goal) from Blaze Riorden anchored a 19-10 Albany win at No. 8 seed Cornell.

May 8, 2015
NCAA Notes: Adjustments the Key to Jones' Growth
After a dominating physical performance in Duke's championship run last spring, Miles Jones has blossomed into an equally good distributor, helping bolster his Tewaaraton case.

May 8, 2015
Weekend NCAA Tourney Preview Podcast, Staff Brackets
With the NCAA tournaments getting in full swing, LM's Matt DaSilva, Corey McLaughlin, Sean Burns and Megan Schneider preview the weekend and dive deep with final four picks.

May 6, 2015
Towson Controls Pace in Play-In Win Over High Point
High Point built an early five-goal lead, but Towson scored eight straight and held on to beat the third-year Panthers 10-8 in an NCAA tournament play-in game Wednesday night.

May 5, 2015
Play-In Primer: Bryant-Marist, High Point-Towson
The NCAA tournament kicks off Wednesday night with a pair of play-in games. Here's the nitty gritty on the four conference champions involved in the events.

May 4, 2015
D-I Men's Bracket Breakdown: Head-to-Head Shaped Field
The five-person selection committee weighed head-to-head results in three big instances, including for the final at-large spot in the 18-team NCAA Division I men's tournament field.

May 3, 2015
Bracketology, Selection Sunday Final Edition: Bubble Choices
There are effectively four teams in the running for the final two at-large spots to the NCAA tournament. Who gets in and who is left out??

May 3, 2015
Notre Dame, Syracuse Take Top Seeds in NCAA Men's Field
Notre Dame is the No. 1 overall seed and Syracuse No. 2 in the NCAA DI Men's Tournament field, which begins play this week.

May 2, 2015
Albany Captures 3rd Straight AE Crown With Rout
Albany left no question about its America East championship run, winning its third straight crown with a rout of Stony Brook at home, 22-9.

May 2, 2015
Denver Takes Down Georgetown to Win Big East
Sophomore Connor Cannizzaro (5G, 3A) and freshman Trevor Baptiste (19-for-24 FO) powered Denver's second straight Big East title in a 16-8 win over Georgetown.

May 2, 2015
High Point Earns SoCon Crown in 2OT Thriller Over Richmond
High Point earned its first NCAA tournament bid by ralling past SoCon tournament top seed Richmond in a 9-8 2OT victory.

May 2, 2015
Hopkins Stays Hot With Big Ten Title Win Over Ohio State
Ryan Brown set the single-season goals record for Johns Hopkins, which locked up an NCAA tournament spot with the first-ever Big Ten title on Saturday night in College Park.

May 2, 2015
Mabus' Nifty Goal Lands Towson CAA Crown, NCAA Berth
Tied late against UMass, Towson captain Justin Mabus scored the game-winner on a behind-the-back play to lift the Tigers to their fifth Colonial Athletic Association crown and an NCAA tournament AQ

May 2, 2015
Marist Holds Off Quinnipiac to Take MAAC Championship
Marist took a 16-14 victory over Quinnipiac to win Saturday's MAAC championship and secure its second-ever NCAA tournament bid.

May 2, 2015
MVP Waldt Leads Bryant to 4th Straight NEC Title
Bryant will be back in the NCAA tournament after downing top seed Saint Joseph's 10-6 for its fourth straight NEC title. Goalie Gunnar Waldt earned tournament MVP honors for the Bulldogs.

May 1, 2015
McAnaney: Breaking Down the Unpredictable Ivies
The Ivy League has been a tough one to pin down all season - how does Eamon McAnaney see the always-shifting landscape coming together for this weekend's tournament in Providence?

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