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|
|Conference||Big Ten||Big East||Atlantic Coast|
|NCAA seed||10th seed||12th seed||4th seed|
|How they qualified||At large bid||Big East Tournament Champion||At large bid|
|1st Round Opponent||UConn||Colorado||Ohio|
|Tip-off||Sat, March 20, 7:10pm||Sat, March 20, 12:15pm||Sat, March 20, 7:15pm|
|Coach||Mark Turgeon||Patrick Ewing||Tony Bennett|
|Keep an eye on||Eric Ayala||Jamorko Pickett||Jay Huff|
|Style||Athletic D, spread the wealth on offense, get to the foul line.||Dominate glass, streaky, well-coached.||Slow, slow, slow. Methodical D… slow methodical O.|
|History||Won 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.|
|Mascot||Testudo the Terrapin ||Jack the Bulldog||Caveman the Cavalier|