Connor Flynn (19) of the Denver Pioneers works against Ben Chisolm (39) of the Maryland Terrapins during the Men's Lacrosse Championship semifinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on May 27, 2017. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
And this time, the Denver Pioneers want to bring home Big East hardware.
Third-ranked DU (11-2, 5-0 Big East) opens play in the Big East Tournament against Marquette (6-7, 3-2) Thursday at 2:30 p.m. MDT in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Despite winning the regular season Big East crown the last two years, Marquette has eliminated Denver in the Big East tournament in each of those seasons.
The Pioneers are hoping to repeat last weekend's 7-4 win over the Golden Eagles to close out the regular season.
The winner of the DU-Marquette game will play the Villanova-Georgetown winner for the Big East tournament championship on Saturday, May 5 at 12 p.m. MDT.
KOA NewsRadio's Mike Rice sat down with DU head coach Bill Tierney to talk about the season to this point, what winning a conference championship would mean and more.