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NCAA Tournament 2016 bracket picks: Join the Testudo Times competition with other Maryland fans

This is just for fun, but the pride stakes are enormous.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best things of the year (the NCAA Tournament) is finally upon us, which means one of the worst things of the year (people telling the world about their brackets) is also upon us.

The official Testudo Times Bracket Challenge is at this link on Yahoo!, and joining is very easy. You'll need an account on the website. (Full disclosure: Yahoo! is an SB Nation partner.)

There's no prize other than the praise and adoration of our community, but our hope is that this competition is a fun and friendly way to track the tournament. So, it's time to make some picks.

Maryland is a No. 5 seed in the tournament's South region. The Terps will start what they hope is a long run on Friday, playing in the second game in Spokane, WA. The first game begins at 2:00 p.m. ET and Maryland's game against South Dakota State will tip shortly after the conclusion of the first game between California and Hawaii. If they get deep enough into the playoff, they face potential games with higher seeds Kansas and Villanova.  When and where do you think the Terps' run will end?