Bracket projection: Indiana

After three-year tourney drought, Hoosiers return with major ambitions

Updated: March 12, 2012, 10:40 AM ET
By Bill Doherty | Special to Insider
Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

The Hoosiers enter the NCAAs a bit wounded, having lost senior playmaker Verdell Jones III in the Big Ten tournament. They have a capable replacement in junior Jordan Hulls, but something about IU's body language suggests a team "just happy to be there" after a four-year NCAA absence. A loss to New Mexico State is one of my upset specials.

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Indiana's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket:


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