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Johns Hopkins vs. Duke men’s lacrosse: Three things to watch

Johns Hopkins vs. Duke men’s lacrosse: Three things to watch

Johns Hopkins’ 12-7 advantage in this series has been trimmed by Duke’s three-game winning streak that includes a 19-6 shellacking in an NCAA tournament first-round game last season. The Blue Jays own a 29-12 record in the quarterfinals, but had lost in four straight appearances before knocking off Syracuse in 2015. The Blue Devils are 10-5 at this stage of the tournament and 8-1 under coach John Danowski.

Johns Hopkins (12-4), the No. 5 seed in the tournament, has won three straight games, including a 13-10 victory over Maryland to capture the program’s second Big Ten tournament championship in four years. The Blue Jays are fueled by an offense that ranks ninth...

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