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NCAA Lacrosse Rankings 2012: No. 1 UMass Slides To No. 6 Seed In NCAA Tournament

Despite an undefeated record and No. 1 national ranking, the Massachusetts Minutemen men's lacrosse team fell to the No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament.

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Despite an undefeated regular season record, CAA Championship title, the 13th-longest winning streak in NCAA history and the No. 1 ranking in the latest 2012 NCAA Lacrosse Rankings, the Massachusetts Minutemen earned just the No. 6 seed in the Division 1 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Tournament.

The Minutemen will host Colgate in the first round on Saturday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Garber Field. The game will be televised on ESPN U and ESPN 3.

UMass has won 15 straight games to begin the season. The Minutemen's offense is ranked third in the nation and has been great, but it's been overshadowed by the nation's second-ranked defense.

The Minutemen will be ending a two-year NCAA tournament drought. They last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2009. Three years before that, they went on a run to the 2006 title game.

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