Which Local Team Should You Root for in March Madness?

It’s March, which means the madness is underway. The DMV has some serious contenders and it’s time to pick a school to root for. Here’s the important information on the local teams to help you choose a school.

Distance from Blake HS~10 miles~20 miles~130 miles
ConferenceBig TenBig EastAtlantic Coast
NCAA seed 10th seed12th seed4th seed
How they qualifiedAt large bidBig East Tournament ChampionAt large bid
1st Round OpponentUConn ColoradoOhio
Tip-offSat, March 20, 7:10pmSat, March 20, 12:15pmSat, March 20, 7:15pm
CoachMark TurgeonPatrick EwingTony Bennett
Keep an eye onEric AyalaJamorko PickettJay Huff
StyleAthletic D, spread the wealth on offense, get to the foul line.Dominate glass, streaky, well-coached.Slow, slow, slow. Methodical D… slow methodical O.
HistoryWon the 2002 National Championship in 2002, a historic run.Won the National Championship in 1984, led by current coach (and former player) Patrick Ewing.Technically, they’re still the reigning champs.
MascotTestudo the Terrapin
Jack the Bulldog
Caveman the Cavalier
SponsorUnder Armour JordanNike