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.”