COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — The main event for college basketball fans is right around the corner. That’s right, March Madness is quickly approaching.
As the regular season comes to an end, fans hold out hope that their team will earn a spot in this year’s NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Several teams from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. have a chance at making the big dance.
Here’s what fans are saying about their favorite teams on Twitter.
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Terps fans are trying to stay positive and show support for their team despite their 6-9 record in the Big 10. The Maryland men’s basketball team has gone to the tournament for the past three years.
— Angela (@clickme_tweetie) February 4, 2018
Maryland basketball never fails to ruin my night
— Cups© (@wiseman_reece) February 1, 2018
Outnumbered, outmanned, outsized and in dreadful straits foulwise against the No. 3 team in the country on the road … say what you will about @TerrapinHoops (and I do), but they sure as hell don’t quit fighting. #GoTerps #Terps #FearTheTurtle
— Mike Burke (@MikeBurkeCTN) February 1, 2018
— Barstool UMD (@barstoolUMD) February 13, 2018
University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia
UVA is currently No. 1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with a conference record of 13-1, but fans are still trying to forget about their disappointing loss to Virginia Tech just a few weeks ago.
*UVA loses in football*
UVA fans- “wait till basketball”
— Jordan Dickson (@22_jordan_22) February 11, 2018
I’m watching a #1 UVA basketball game for the first time in my life. Pretty cool.
— Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) February 14, 2018
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia
Virginia Tech fans are still bragging about their win over the UVA Cavaliers and their 9-6 conference record. VT made the tournament last year, but lost in the first round to the Wisconsin Badgers.
UVA to VT during football season: “just wait until basketball season.”
VT to UVA during basketball season: pic.twitter.com/Xx0PB813P2
— Devin (@devnbm) February 11, 2018
Virginia tech is the most underrated basketball team in the nation, don’t @ me
— Cam (@camvtalmond) February 11, 2018
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Though social media users are finding some of their games hard to watch, Georgetown fans are making light of the rough season. The Georgetown Hoyas are a historically successful basketball team, but they have not been to the tournament since 2015, and their current conference record stands at 5-10.
*immediately turns tv off*#HoyaSaxa
— Ryan Lion (@RyanRLion) January 18, 2018
Although the Georgetown Hoyas haven’t won much in the #NCAA basketball tournament I’ve always felt they were a straight up program who put academics first.
— Rick Rushing III (@IIIRushing) February 22, 2018
Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland
Fans hope that the Mount St. Mary’s University men’s basketball team will make it to the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. Since 1995, the team has made it to the NCAA Division I tournament five times.
If you thought your college basketball team was young: Mount St. Mary’s has TWELVE freshmen on its roster.
— Andrew Bolte (@albolte) January 26, 2018
Mount St. Mary’s basketball recruiting strategy: Own the Washington, D.C. area https://t.co/92CInXCE5X
— FlyteLife (@FlyteLife) November 24, 2017
George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Though the team hasn’t made it to the tourney since 2014, Colonials fans continue to show their team pride. The last time they made an appearance in the tournament, they lost to the Memphis Tigers in the second round.
— Todd Hutchinson (@wvstate12) February 16, 2018
Feels really nice when both GW basketball teams win on the same night #RaiseHigh
— Fred (@wtfresca) February 8, 2018
Selection Sunday — where the NCAA Tournament selection committee will meet to choose what teams will participate and rank them accordingly — takes place on March 11.
Only 17 days until Selection Sunday…..#countdown
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 22, 2018