No. 19 Duke Hosts No. 1 Maryland in Key ACC Tilt Saturday

Duke opens its ACC slate Saturday against top-ranked Maryland. The contest is the first ACC contest of the year for both squads and will be televised by ESPNU with Quint Kessenich and Ryan Flanagan as analysts and Eamon McAnaney on play-by-play. The Blue Devils are 2-3 overall, while Maryland is 3-0.

The Series History
Duke and Maryland are meeting for the 78th time in the programs' histories and for the seventh time in three seasons ... The Terrapins lead the series 58-19 and is 4-2 in the previous six meetings

The Blue Devils are 4-6 against Maryland under head coach John Danowski with regular season wins in 2007, 2008, 2011 and an ACC Tournament victory last season.

Duke by the Numbers

6 Times Duke and Maryland have played since March 5, 2011 with the Terps going 4-2 in those six outings

5 Duke's NCAA ranking in faceoff win percentage (.624)

10.2 Ground balls per game for junior Brendan Fowler, third among all NCAA Division I players

25 Consecutive games junior attackman Jordan Wolf has scored at least one point ... He has amassed 47 goals and 39 assists for 86 points in that span

5-2 Duke's record since 2007 against No. 1 teams under head coach John Danowski

7 Overtime games played between Duke and Maryland since 1990 with the Terps going 4-3

12 Caused turnovers by junior Luke Duprey in the first five games, matching his total in 2011 and five shy of his 17 in 2012

36-8 Duke's record in the month of March under Danowski

8 Goals by junior Josh Dionne in six career games against the Terps

A Win over Maryland Would

Make Duke 194-121 all-time in the month of March

Be Duke's 20th win over the Terps all-time

Give head coach John Danowski his 317th career victory and 98th at Duke

Be Duke's sixth win over a No. 1 team under head coach John Danowski

Be the program's 486th victory

Be Duke's 120th win since 2005

Scouting Maryland
Maryland enters ACC play with a 3-0 overall record and ranked No. 1 in both the coaches and media polls ... The Terps are coming off a 12-10 win over No. 2 and reigning NCAA Champion Loyola ... John Haus leads all scorers with seven goals and six assists for 13 points, while Kevin Cooper has seven goals and five assists for 12 points ... Charlie Raffa (28 of 49) and Curtis Holmes (13 of 20) have split time at the faceoff X, while Jesse Bernhardt leads the ground ball game with 16 ... Niko Amato anchors the defense with a 6.62 goals against average and a .630 save percentage.

Last Time Duke and Maryland Met
Drew Snider netted four goals and the Terps built a 7-4 first-half lead en route to a 16-10 victory in the NCAA semifinals in Foxborough, Mass. ... Curtis Holmes won 12 of 21 faceoffs and Niko Amato made 10 saves to lead Maryland to its second straight national championship game ... Justin Turri and Robert Rotanz both had two goals, while Jordan Wolf had two assists in the loss ... Dan Wigrizer made seven saves in 52 minutes of action.

Lacrosse Runs in the Haus Family
Sophomore midfielder Will Haus and senior midfielder John Haus will square off for the fourth time as members of the Duke and Maryland lacrosse teams ... John is the Terps leading scorer with 13 points, while Will has three goals and four assists for Duke ... Will, starting the year on the second midfield line, has played more in a defensive midfield role lately ... Will has at least one point in four games this season.

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