2014 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
|2014 NCAA Division I Men's|
M&T Bank Stadium|
|Champions||Duke (3rd title)|
|Runner-up||Notre Dame (2nd title game)|
Maryland (22nd Final Four)|
Denver (3rd Final Four)
|Winning coach||John Danowski (3rd title)|
|MOP||Jordan Wolf, Duke|
Jordan Wolf, Duke|
The 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship was the 44th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college lacrosse. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament based upon their performance during the regular season, and for some, by means of a conference tournament automatic qualifier or by winning a play-in game. The Divisions I men’s lacrosse committees announced the teams in the field on 4 May 2014, with the two play-in winners rounding out the bracket.
The tournament started on May 7, 2014 with two play-in games (which are not considered NCAA Tournament games) for the final two automatic qualifying spots (teams which lose in the play-in games are not credited with an NCAA Tournament appearance), that were played on campus sites. The winners of the games, Bryant and Air Force, advanced onto the first round of the tournament. The tournament concluded with the championship game on May 29 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Schools from ten conferences, America East, ACC, Atlantic Sun, Big East, CAA, ECAC, Ivy League, MAAC, NEC, and Patriot League, earned automatic bids into the tournament by winning their respective conference tournaments, leaving eight remaining at-large bids for top ranked teams. Air Force (ECAC), Albany (America East), Bryant (NEC), Denver (Big East), Drexel (CAA), Loyola (Patriot), Notre Dame (ACC), Penn (Ivy), Richmond (Atlantic Sun), and Siena (MAAC), were the schools that claimed automatic bids.
In the finals, with Duke leading 8-2 in the third quarter, Notre Dame put together another comeback narrowing the margin to one with five minutes left in the game. Tewaaraton finalist Jordan Wolf closed out the title for Duke with an empty net goal with under a minute left. This was Duke's second straight title, their 3rd title in the prior five years, and their 8th straight final four appearance.
James M. Shuart Stadium
M&T Bank Stadium
M&T Bank Stadium
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Tournament First Round