Johns Hopkins no stranger to No. 2 seed

Blue Jays won national championships in 1974, 1978 and 1980 as second seed

May 07, 2012|By Edward Lee

As remarkable as 41 consecutive berths in the NCAA tournament are, Johns Hopkins has been unseeded just once (2010) during that span.

The Blue Jays, who were awarded the No. 2 seed in the upcoming tourney, are very familiar with that position. They are 18-7 as a No. 2 seed and won national championships in 1974, 1978 and 1980.

Coach Dave Pietramala chuckled when informed of that history.

“All I can say is, I hope,” he said late Sunday night after the bracket was released. “I did not know that. … I’m not sure where we’re seeded has a whole lot of bearing. At this point, you’ve got to go beat a good team and all the teams that are fortunate to be in the tournament are talented. So us being the second seed and that having a lot of impact on us winning a championship, we’re just going to try to win this game first.”

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