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There is no live lacrosse this weekend, and probably won’t be for at least another month or so. But you will still might want to find a nice place on your couch or set your DVR on Friday, because ESPNU will re-air five games from the men’s 2019 NCAA tournament and one game from the women’s 2019 NCAA tournament on Friday.
With the marathon starting at 1pm and ending at 11pm, you have the opportunity to watch lacrosse for 10 consecutive hours.
Relive the Mayhem as ESPNU airs some of the top matchups from the Div. I @NCAALAX Championships
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1PM: Maryland vs Towson (First Round)
The first game in this 12-hour lacrosse marathon is the first-round matchup between Maryland and Towson, where Louis Dubick put in the game-winner for Maryland right on the crease. Not only was this game the first meeting between the two programs in nearly a decade, but it was the first of five overtime contest during the 2019 tournament.
3PM: Yale vs Penn (Quarterfinal)
During the 2019 season, there was no better season-series than Yale-Penn. These two Ivy League foes went head-to-head three times in 2019, including a 3OT regular season contest. This quarterfinal meeting saw Yale finally get past the Quakers, but overtime was needed. This game also saw 37 combined goals scored.
5PM: Notre Dame vs Duke (Quarterfinal)
These two ACC foes have traditionally brought some fireworks when every they go head-to-head, and this contest was no exception. And in this overtime contest, which was these two’s third meeting of the season, was no exception. The game-tying goal and game-winning goal both game within the final minutes of the quarter.
7PM: Virginia vs Maryland (Quarterfinal)
Former conference foes, these two teams came in with different storylines as Virginia was trying to get back to Championship Weekend for the first time since 2011 and Maryland was trying to secure their sixth consecutive trip. Y’all already know, this game ends with Virginia mounting an impressive comeback to force overtime and win, but it was not without controversy.
9PM: Virginia vs Duke (Semifinal)
Coming into this game, Duke was looking to make their second consecutive trip to the national title game and Virginia was trying to get there for the first time since 2011. The fifth and final overtime contest of the 2019 NCAA tournament, this game needed two overtime periods to be settled after a pretty significant second half comeback by the Cavaliers to punch their ticket to the championship.
11PM: Boston College vs Maryland (Women’s Championship)