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Sunday, March 14, 2010
Updated: March 15, 8:47 AM ET
Insider's NCAA Tournament Tips

By Joe Lunardi
Special to ESPN Insider

Before filling out your Tournament Challenge bracket, take some time and do your homework. ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth team breakdowns, plus historical analysis of the bracket to help you make smart picks. Click on any of the teams below to get the inside dope.

 

East Regional
1. Kentucky vs. 16. ETSU Simulate this game
2. West Virginia vs. 15. Morgan State Simulate this game
3. New Mexico vs. 14. Montana Simulate this game
4. Wisconsin vs. 13. Wofford Simulate this game
5. Temple vs. 12. Cornell Simulate this game
6. Marquette vs. 11. Washington Simulate this game
7. Clemson vs. 10. Missouri Simulate this game
8. Texas vs. 9. Wake Forest Simulate this game
 
Midwest Regional
1. Kansas vs. 16. Lehigh Simulate this game
2. Ohio State vs. 15. UCSB Simulate this game
3. Georgetown vs. 14. Ohio Simulate this game
4. Maryland vs. 13. Houston Simulate this game
5. Michigan State vs. 12. New Mexico State Simulate this game
6. Tennessee vs. 11. San Diego State Simulate this game
7. Oklahoma State vs. 10. Georgia Tech Simulate this game
8. UNLV vs. 9. Northern Iowa Simulate this game
 
South Regional
1. Duke vs. 16. Arkansas-Pine Bluff or Winthrop Simulate this game
2. Villanova vs. 15. Robert Morris Simulate this game
3. Baylor vs. 14. Sam Houston State Simulate this game
4. Purdue vs. 13. Siena Simulate this game
5. Texas A&M vs. 12. Utah State Simulate this game
6. Notre Dame vs. 11. Old Dominion Simulate this game
7. Richmond vs. 10. St. Mary's Simulate this game
8. Cal vs. 9. Louisville Simulate this game
 
West Regional
1. Syracuse vs. 16. Vermont Simulate this game
2. Kansas State vs. 15. North Texas Simulate this game
3. Pittsburgh vs. 14. Oakland Simulate this game
4. Vanderbilt vs. 13. Murray State Simulate this game
5. Butler vs. 12. UTEP Simulate this game
6. Xavier vs. 11. Minnesota Simulate this game
7. BYU vs. 10. Florida Simulate this game
8. Gonzaga vs. 9. Florida State Simulate this game

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About the simulations: Results are based on more than 3,000 simulations for every NCAA tournament game that calculate how each team's performance changes in response to game conditions and its opponent's abilities. Each game is simulated one play at a time, and the game is replayed a minimum of 3,000 times to generate forecasted winning percentages and player statistics.