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Bracket projection: Notre Dame

The surging Irish will live and die by the trey this tournament

Updated: March 14, 2011, 9:55 PM ET
By Paul Aspan | Special to Insider
Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

The Irish could reach the Final Four in the right draw, but I don't like their chances against Purdue's defensive intensity in a potential Sweet 16 encounter. Notre Dame needs open shots to win, and those are few and far between against the Boilers.

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Notre Dame's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket:

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