As the UAlbany men's lacrosse program gets set to host its first home game in the NCAA Tournament since 2007, ESPN college lacrosse analyst & 1995 National Champion at Syracuse Paul Carcaterra helps us preview the matchup with North Carolina.

The Danes have but two blemishes on their record this season, each of them 1 goal losses to the top two ranked teams in the country, Maryland and Syracuse. If UAlbany can win Saturday night against North Carolina, it will in all likelihood get a rematch with the Terrapins.

That brings us to two big points. First, while the home game is nice, the selection committee didn't do UAlbany any favors. #3 in the RPI and #4 in the polls, the Danes are the 8th overall seed in the NCAA Tournament with a first round matchup against the defending national champs and a team that just ran through the ACC tournament. Second, a victory Saturday night would send UAlbany to Newark, Delaware to, as I mentioned, would likely mean a matchup with the top overall seed and last year's national runner-up Maryland.