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NCAA Division I tournament quarterfinal preview: Johns Hopkins vs. Duke

No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins (12-4) vs. No. 4 seed Duke (14-3)

When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis

Coaches: Dave Pietramala, Johns Hopkins; John Danowski, Duke

Players to Watch: Kyle Marr, junior, attackman, Johns Hopkins; Justin Guterding, senior, attackman, Duke

Outlook: The Blue Jays own a 12-7 advantage in this rivalry, but the Blue Devils have won the last three games. Under Danowski, Duke has an 8-1 record in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals with the lone loss last May against Ohio State. Guterding, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, leads Division I in total points with 99. For the first time since 2009, Johns Hopkins is powered by four players who have reached the 40-point mark in Marr with 55, senior midfielder Joel Tinney with 52, senior attackman Shack Stanwick with 51, and sophomore attackman Cole Williams with 47. The Blue Jays must avoid unnecessary penalties against the Blue Devils’ No. 4 man-up offense.

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