Location: Washington, DC

Conference: Big East

Mascot: Bulldogs

Coach: John Thompson III

Record: 21-10 (10-6 Big East)

Kenpom ranking: 21

Good wins (Kenpom ranking): Villanova (5) Butler x2 (23) St. John's (42)

Bad losses (Kenpom ranking): St. John's (42), Providence x2 (28)

Tournament appearances: 30 (most recent: 2013)

Best result: Champions (1984)

NBA alumni: Roy Hibbert, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing

Best name: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

Famous alumni: Bill Clinton, Bradley Cooper, Basically every politician

All Hoyas fans want is to avoid another March facepalm. In 2008, they lost to 10th-seeded Davidson. In 2010, it was 14th-seeded Ohio. In 2011, it was 11th-seeded VCU, in 2012, it was 11th-seeded NC State, and in 2013, it was 15th-seeded FGCU. Georgetown acquitted itself well against non-tourney teams, going 15-0. Can they handle their business in March?

Style of play: Ditching the Ivy

John Thompson III famously ran the Princeton Offense, a slow, devious attack based on backdoor cuts leading to open threes or layups. With less effective shooters and passers, now the team's first play is to get it in to a big man or let guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera create. The Hoyas are tremendous at defending inside the two-point arc and block 14.8 percent of opposing shots, 12th in the nation.

Key player: Joshua's Width

At 6'10 and 350 pounds, Smith bears a lot of similarities to the Hoyas' live Bulldog mascot Jack: he's tenacious, he's difficult to move, and he'll need to take long breaks to pant if he plays for too long. A UCLA transfer, the senior can only play in stints, but when he does, he's an absolute force in the post and on the offensive glass.

Senior Day special

Center Tyler Adams found out he had a career-ending heart ailment as a freshman in 2011, but he stuck with the team in a coaching role. John Thompson III got a waiver to add him to the roster for this year's home finale, and he got the start, and Seton Hall let him roll to the basket for a dunk before he exited to a standing ovation. The one imperfect part -- Thompson insisted on playing tough defense instead of giving Seton Hall a basket in return.