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Bracket Projection: Bucknell

Dominant big man Mike Muscala leads upset-minded Bison

Updated: March 21, 2013, 3:05 PM ET
By Aaron Bracy | ESPN Insider

The Bucknell Bison enter the 2013 tournament as a potential Cinderella. Senior center Mike Muscala might be the best player in the country no one has heard of and Bucknell is deep, talented and experienced. The Bison have a history of upsets, beating No. 3-seeded Kansas in 2005, and fellow Patriot League member Lehigh knocked off second-seeded Duke last season. Could Bucknell be a bracket buster again 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, in order 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


Lunardi's Logic

It's a shame we never saw the anticipated Bucknell-Lehigh showdown for the America East title. But the Bison have every chance to win a game in the tourney like the Mountain Hawks did a season ago. This is a fairly even game against Butler, but you have to favor the Bulldogs' recent tournament pedigree in what figures to be a tight one.

TOURNEY PROFILE

Best wins: at Purdue, New Mexico State, La Salle

Worst losses: at Penn State, at Lafayette


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