Albany, in its first NCAA tournament appearance, is the lone undefeated team left in the field. The Great Danes will face their biggest test in Northwestern.
Johns Hopkins is playing in its 40th straight NCAA tournament. Denver is a relative newcomer to the postseason party. Their quarterfinal showdown will be a study in contrasts.
Denver is making history by hosting an NCAA tournament game. To stay alive, however, the Pioneers will have to once again rely on defense.
Saturday night's showdown between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 4 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome will put the newly-formed Big East lacrosse league on the map.