On Sunday, the Danes learned they would be playing Cornell in the first round of this year's tournament.After beating Stony Brook and winning the America East title on Saturday, the UAlbany men's lacrosse team secured another trip to the NCAA tournament. Last year, the Danes lost in the NCAA quarterfinal to Notre Dame.

The Danes and the Big Red have multiple interesting connections heading into this matchup.

The two teams met on Feb. 28, with Cornell winning 16-9. They also met in the 2007 NCAA tournament, with Cornell winning 12-11 in overtime.

Furthermore, Cornell assistant coach Chris Kivlen played and coached at UAlbany for Scott Marr.

Finally, UAlbany senior standout Lyle Thompson broke the all-time NCAA scoring record earlier this year. That record was held by former Cornell star Rob Panell.

The Danes are ranked No. 7 nationally while Cornell is No. 10. The Danes are 15-2 on the season.

The game is Saturday, May 9 at noon. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN U.

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