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Rutgers Lacrosse: No NCAA for the Knights

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Without the AQ and with an RPI on the bubble, everyone held their breath.

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The last time the Rutgers Men's Lacrosse team played in the NCAA tournament was 2004.  They will have to wait another year for a return.

Despite beating Johns Hopkins twice, Rutgers will be staying home as the Blue Jays earn an at-large bid to the tournament.

It was touch-and-go as the Knights were really just outside the RPI to lock up a spot.  Their best shot at extending the post-season was beating Maryland for the Big Ten title and the automatic qualifier spot.  Currently ranked No. 18 * and with an RPI of 21, there were a lot of experts who saw Rutgers as one of the first four out and others who saw them as locks.

For the record, Nazar previously wrote for Testudo Times.....so, suck it, Jake!  Even if you were right.

It also didn't help as favorites on conference tournaments were upset.

Bottom line, though, is that Rutgers Men's Lacrosse won't be dancing....if they actually dance in lacrosse.

Quick Hitter from the B1G Tourney

Big Ten in the NCAA

Maryland (14-2) - champion of the Big Ten and automatic qualifier; overall top seed

Johns Hopkins (8-6) - currently ranked No. 10 * and with an RPI of 8; plays at No. 5 Brown

* Ranking from USILA Coaches Poll