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May 6, 2018

NCAA tournament bracket | Tickets | Schedule 2018 | Pioneering movement

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team, Presented by your hometown Toyota stores, will open its 2018 NCAA tournament with a trip to Notre Dame in seventh place on the grid Sunday. Faceoff is set at 2:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. The winner of the match-up between Denver and Notre Dame will take on the winner of Albany and Richmond in Hofstra on May 19th.

Tickets for the first round match-up are now available from Notre Dame Box office.

The Pioneers are 13-9 all-time in the NCAA tournament but 0-3 in street games in the first round of the postseason. In his 34th full year and his ninth season in Denver, head coach Bill Tierney is 43:19 in the NCAA tournament, 12: 4 of which in the first round.

This NCAA draw shows a run of five consecutive years of home games for the Pioneers, which was one of four programs that started the season with five consecutive home games in the first round. The Pioneers have made championship weekend in five of the last seven NCAA tournaments.

Denver is one of five programs that have qualified for the NCAA tournament every year since 2010 (Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, Syracuse).

The pioneers are 9-13 (2-7 at South Bend) in Division I history of Denver versus the Irish, including a 6-5 mark in nine years under Tierney. Before Denver lost 11-9 at South Bend on March 10, Denver had won six straight wins, including an 11-10 overtime win in the 2015 National Semifinals and a 16-4 win in the 2017 NCAA quarter-finals In the last nine games, five have worked overtime and seven of the last ten games have been decided by a goal.

In a Division I series that began with eleven consecutive conference games of the Great Western Lacrosse League, two of the most western teams met every year since 1999, exchanged individual and away contracts for the greater part of the series and played neutral-ups on site in the other competitions.



[Seed] opponent [DU seed]




[2] Maryland

L, 8-16

College Park, Md.


[7] Maryland

L, 7-10

College Park, Md.


[8] Stony brook

L, 7-9

Stony Brook, NY


Villanova [6]

W, 13-10

Denver, Colo.

[3] Hopkins [6]

W, 14-9

Hempstead, NY

[7] Virginia [6]

L, 8-14

Baltimore, Md.


[8[ N. Carolina

W, 16-14

Chapel Hill, N.C.

[1] Loyola

L, 9-10

Annapolis, Md.


Albany [4]

W, 19-14

Denver, Colo.

[5] N. Carolina [4]

W, 12-11

Indianapolis, Ind.

[1] Syracuse [4]

L, 8-9

Philadelphia, Pa.


N. Carolina [5]

W, 9-5

Denver, Colo.

Drexel [5]

W, 15-6

Newark, Del.

[1] duke [5]

L, 12-15

Baltimore, Md.


brown [4]

W, 15-9

Denver, Colo.

Ohio State [4]

W, 15-13

Denver, Colorado (Sports Authority Field)

[1] Our lady [4]

W, 11-10 (OT)

Philadelphia, Pa.

[6] Maryland [4]

W, 10-5

Philadelphia, Pa.


Towson [2]

L, 9-10

Denver, Colo.


air force [5]

W, 17-10

Denver, Colo.

[4] Our lady [5]

W, 16-4

Hempstead, NY

[1] Maryland [5]

L, 8-9

Foxboro, Mass.

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Student-athlete alumni give challenge:
In 2017-18, the University of Denver is hosting an Alumni Challenge to increase student and athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sports program with the highest percentage of alumni attendees receives $ 10,000 additional support from the generosity of an anonymous donor. Former student athletes can give a gift on-line, by phone at 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by check to:

Athletics Development Office
Attn: Kaley Rickert
2201 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

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