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The number of D.C. schools still in contention for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is thinning.
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The number of D.C. schools still in contention for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is thinning.

Selection Sunday is approaching — the day that the field for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is announced. Four schools from the D.C. area still have hopes of making the big dance with six days remaining:

  • Georgetown is already assured an at-large bid, even if they don't win the Big East tournament, thanks to winning a share of the regular season conference title. The Hoyas first game at Madison Square Garden in the Big East tournament is Thursday afternoon against either Cincinnati or Providence.
  • The University of Maryland (20-11) needs to win the ACC tournament to get in. Their first test is on Thursday evening when they take on Wake Forest, who they handily defeated earlier this month.
  • George Washington (13-16) faces off against Massachusetts, who they defeated earlier this season, at 9 p.m. Thursday in the Atlantic 10 tournament. They will need to win out to make it to the big dance.
  • Howard (7-23) is the biggest long-shot of the group, needing to take the Mid-Eastern Conference to sneak into the tournament. They're scheduled to play Delaware St., a team they have lost to twice this season, next week.

George Mason University, American University, and Navy have all already been eliminated from their respective conference tournaments, ending their hopes to be a part of March Madness.

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