Bracket projection: Purdue
Lack of size could overwhelm a solid trio of guards
The Boilermakers are a bit of sentimental choice this year, if only because of the return of Robbie Hummel to the big dance. I'm just not sure how good they are, as the Boilers finished well off the pace in a loaded Big Ten and seemed mostly average for long stretches of the season. I see a one-and-done tourney for Purdue.
Plus, you can enlist the help of Insider's Bracket Predictor tool to aid your picks.
Once the action starts, follow all the games on your desktop with our discreet RealTime Scoreboard.
Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket:
To get an edge in picking your bracket that includes a breakdown of Purdue's offensive and defensive strategy and analysis of player strengths and weaknesses, you must be an ESPN Insider.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Stony Brook rallies to top No. 13 Washington
- No. 1 Wildcats use D to fend off No. 4 L'ville
- Fisher: Polee collapsed in practice last year
- Seton Hall loses Whitehead to stress fracture
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
Insider NCAA Tournament Guide
Joe Lunardi and his team of analysts have broken down every NCAA tournament team's strengths, weaknesses and player tendencies.