Maryland's men's lacrosse team came into the NCAA Tournament Final Four as the only non-seeded team. After 30 minutes against Duke, the Terrapins have a 7-4 halftime lead on their ACC rivals, and are looking like a team that will play for a national title.
Maryland got two goals from Billy Gribbin and three assists from Joe Cummings in the first half, built 3-0 and 6-3 leads, and never trailed against a Duke team that couldn't quite match the Terps' aggressiveness.
Duke didn't get more than a goal or an assist from any one Blue Devil, and Robert Rotanz, Josh Dionne and Christian Walsh, three of Duke's goal-scorers, needed a combined 11 shots to put in their three balls. Duke outshot Maryland in the first half, 17-12.
If Maryland can hold onto its lead, it will set up an all-Maryland NCAA Tournament final: the Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds earned their berth in the final game of the season by knocking off Notre Dame earlier on Saturday afternoon.