The North Carolina Tar Heels huddle during practice.
The field is set for the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual, which begins Saturday, May 28, at noon from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
In the first semifinal (noon ET, ESPN2), unseeded North Carolina is making its first championship weekend appearance in 23 years when it faces No. 7 seed Loyola (Md.).
In the second semifinal (2:30 p.m., ESPN2), top-seeded Maryland is trying to extend its quest for the program’s third national title. But the Terps’ foe, No. 5 seed Brown, is making just its first championship weekend appearance since 1994. The semifinal winners meet Monday, May 30 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN2).