Bracket projection: UCLA
A diverse offense and high-level talent make the Bruins a threat
Despite a solid 2013 season, the Ben Howland era in Westwood had run its course -- partly due to recent NCAA tournament struggles. Enter Steve Alford. Another good season has followed, but will the Bruins and Alford put their recent postseason woes behind them and make a push toward Dallas?
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.
Best wins: Arizona State, at Colorado, Stanford, Cal, Oregon, Colorado
Worst losses: at Utah, at Missouri, at Washington State
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