NCAA tourney bracket projections

Insider's exclusive guide to each team's strengths and weaknesses

Originally Published: March 17, 2013
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider

Before filling out your Tournament Challenge bracket, take some time and do your homework. For the ninth consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of analysts to put together Insider's Tournament Guide, offering in-depth roster, system and statistical breakdowns for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks. Click on any of the teams below to get the inside scoop.


East Regional
1. Indiana vs. 16. LIU-Brooklyn or James Madison PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
2. Miami vs. 15. Pacific Free Preview PickCenter
3. Marquette vs. 14. Davidson PickCenter
4. Syracuse vs. 13. Montana PickCenter
5. UNLV vs. 12. California PickCenter
6. Butler vs. 11. Bucknell PickCenter
7. Illinois vs. 10. Colorado PickCenter
8. North Carolina State vs. 9. Temple PickCenter
Midwest Regional
1. Louisville vs. 16. Liberty or North Carolina A&T PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
2. Duke vs. 15. Albany PickCenter
3. Michigan State vs. 14. Valparaiso PickCenter
4. Saint Louis vs. 13. New Mexico State PickCenter
5. Oklahoma State vs. 12. Oregon PickCenter
6. Memphis vs. 11. Middle Tennessee State or St. Mary's PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
7. Creighton vs. 10. Cincinnati PickCenter
8. Colorado State vs. 9. Missouri PickCenter
South Regional
1. Kansas vs. 16. Western Kentucky PickCenter
2. Georgetown vs. 15. Florida Gulf Coast PickCenter
3. Florida vs. 14. Northwestern State PickCenter
4. Michigan vs. 13. South Dakota State PickCenter
5. VCU vs. 12. Akron PickCenter
6. UCLA vs. 11. Minnesota PickCenter
7. San Diego State vs. 10. Oklahoma PickCenter
8. North Carolina vs. 9. Villanova PickCenter
West Regional
1. Gonzaga vs. 16. Southern PickCenter
2. Ohio State vs. 15. Iona PickCenter
3. New Mexico vs. 14. Harvard PickCenter
4. Kansas State vs. 13. Boise State or La Salle PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
5. Wisconsin vs. 12. Ole Miss PickCenter
6. Arizona vs. 11. Belmont PickCenter
7. Notre Dame vs. 10. Iowa State PickCenter
8. Pittsburgh vs. 9. Wichita State PickCenter


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