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Today's games


Men's Div. I tournament

Towson (12-3) vs. Duke (11-5)

Site: UMBC Stadium

Time: 12:05 p.m.

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Seeds: Towson, No. 6; Duke, unseeded.

Outlook: Former Johns Hopkins coach Tony Seaman has turned around the Towson program, going from 3-10 last season to 12-3 this year. The scoring of sophomore attackman Kyle Campbell (45 goals) and the return to good health of defensemen Adam Baxter and Wesley Speaks, faceoff specialist Justin Berry and midfielder Josh Tankersley have been significant factors. Also, the goalkeeping of senior John Horrigan and the all-around play of Brad Reppert (30 goals, 33 assists) have helped return the Tigers to their 1991 form, when they played in the NCAA final and lost to North Carolina, 18-13. Duke is making its fifth straight trip to the NCAA tournament under coach Mike Pressler, going to the Final Four in 1997. The Blue Devils beat Maryland to win the ACC tournament championship in late April and they own a win over Virginia. The Towson-Duke winner will meet No. 3 Maryland at Byrd Stadium on May 20.

Loyola (9-3) vs. Georgetown (11-2)

Site: UMBC Stadium

Time: 3 p.m.

Radio: WNST (1570 AM)

Seeds: Loyola, No. 7; Georgetown, unseeded.

Outlook: Loyola is making its 14th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament, but the Greyhounds haven't had much success, losing to Notre Dame, 15-13, in the first round last year. Loyola did beat Georgetown, 12-11, in the 1998 NCAA quarterfinals. Senior Gavin Prout (32 goals, 20 assists) leads the Greyhounds, but he was limited to one goal and three assists last week in a 13-10 loss to Johns Hopkins. That loss ended a five-game winning streak for Loyola. Unseeded Georgetown, the Eastern College Athletic Conference champion, had its 17-game home winning streak stopped by No. 1 Syracuse last week. The Loyola-Georgetown survivor will play No. 2 Princeton next Saturday at Hofstra Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.

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