NCAA lacrosse championship date, times, TV schedule for 2022 men's, women's Final Four

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Maryland has the unique opportunity to sweep the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse national championships this weekend. 

On the men's side, No. 1 Maryland (16-0) faces No. 5 Princeton (11-4) in the national semifinal on Saturday. The Terps advanced with an 18-9 victory against Virginia in a rematch of last year's national championship game. The Tigers are trying to win their first national championship since 2001. No. 6 Rutgers (14-3) faces No. 6 Cornell (13-4) in the other semifinal. Both games will be played at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday. The games will be televised on ESPN2. 

On the women's side, the top four seeds advanced to the Final Four. No. 1 North Carolina (20-0) faces No. 4 Northwestern (16-4). No. 2 Maryland (19-1) faces No. 3 Boston College (18-3), the defending national champion, in the other semifinal. The semifinals will be played Friday at Homewood Field in Baltimore. The games also will be televised on ESPNU.

Here are the schedules and reasons to watch this weekend's NCAA championship tournaments: 

2022 NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four matchups

No. 3 Rutgers (14-3) vs. No. 6 Cornell (13-4) 

Noon ET Saturday, ESPN2 

The Scarlet Knights and Big Red meet in the first national semifinal. Cornell attackman John Piatelli leads the nation with 3.5 goals per game. Angelo Petrakis won 16 of 22 faceoffs in the 10-8 semifinal victory against Delaware. The Big Red are trying to win their first national championship since 1977. Rutgers advanced to the Final Four for the first time with an 11-9 victory against Penn. Goalkeeper Colin Kirst had 18 saves in that victory. Junior attackman Ross Scott averages 2.7 goals per game. 

No. 1 Maryland (16-0) vs. No. 5 Princeton (11-4) 

2:30 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2

Unbeaten Maryland has outscored its first two tournament opponents 39-14. Logan Wisnauskas is the leading scorer with 3.4 goals per game. He also averages 2.5 assists. Owen Murphy scored four goals in the victory against the Cavaliers, and goalkeeper Logan McNaney ranks sixth in Division I with a 57.5% save percentage. It's a complete team. Princeton counters with goalie Erik Peters, who has a 55.9% save percentage. Junior attackman Alex Slusher averages 3 goals per game. 

Men's lacrosse national titles by school 

SCHOOL APP TITLES LAST ONE
Princeton 8 6 2001
Maryland 15 3 2017
Cornell 7 3 1977
Rutgers 0 0 None

How to watch NCAA men's lacrosse championship

The winners will play Monday, May 30, at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

2021 NCAA women's lacrosse Final Four matchups 

No. 1 North Carolina (20-0) vs. No. 4 Northwestern (16-4) 

3 p.m. ET Friday, ESPNU 

The Tar Heels have outscored their opponents 32-7 in the first two rounds. North Carolina ranks second in the nation with 17.2 goals per game. Senior Jamie Ortega leads the Tar Heels with 3.2 goals per game. Goalie Taylor Moreno has a 50.5% save percentage. The Wildcats also have a high-scoring offense with 16.0 goals per game. Lauren Gilbert leads that attack with 3.4 goals per game. 

No. 2 Maryland (19-1) vs. No. 3 Boston College (18-3) 

5 p.m. ET Friday, ESPNU

Maryland ranks eighth in Division I in goals per game (16.1) and backs that up with a defense that ranks second (7.4). Senior attacker Aurora Cordingley leads the Terps with 3.8 goals per game. The Eagles are the defending national champions with a dynamic scoring tandem of Charlotte North (3.9 goals per game) and Jenn Medjid (3.3 goals per game). Maryland beat Boston College 12-10 in the 2019 national championship game. 

How to watch NCAA women's lacrosse championship

The winners will play Sunday, May 29 at noon ET. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 

Women's national championships by school 

SCHOOL APP TITLES LAST ONE
Maryland 22 14 2019
Northwestern 8 7 2012
North Carolina 4 2 2016
Boston College 4 1 2021
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Bill Bender is a national college football writer for The Sporting News.