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Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

After his top-ranked Great Danes lost their first game of the season a month ago, Albany lacrosse coach Scott Marr said he thought the postseason would be a crapshoot.

That assessment seems spot-on now after the three teams ranked highest — Yale, Maryland and Denver — lost in their conference tournaments.

"There's probably a handful of teams out there that could be considered favorites, but you just can't count anybody out," Marr said. "It's just been that kind of year."

The field for the NCAA Tournament was set last Sunday night, and the Great Danes nabbed their highest seeding ever at No. 2. Reigning national champion Maryland, which was upset...