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Bracket projection: Wichita State

Stout defense and balanced scoring could propel Shockers to national title

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:00 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

In a college basketball season stuffed with storylines ranging from gifted teen sensations to old, AARP-card-carrying sideline maestros (see Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski, Steve Fisher, Bo Ryan and Rick Pitino all coaching top teams), the Wichita State Shockers' chase of perfection is the single most compelling story. The Shockers enter the Big Dance with a perfect 34-0 record, and still there are doubters. Do the Shockers have a half-dozen more victories in them this year?

ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket. Plus, as Lunardi fills out his bracket, he'll give you his prediction on how each team will fare.

PROFILES FOR ALL 68 TEAMS | BRACKET PREDICTOR


TOURNEY PROFILE


Best wins: BYU, Michigan, at Saint Louis, Tennessee, at Alabama

Worst losses: None

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