Bracket Projection: La Salle

Explorers need to hit from outside or it'll be a short tourney for them

Updated: March 20, 2013, 8:46 PM ET
By Paul Hembekides | ESPN Insider
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The La Salle Explorers find themselves in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1992. Led by first-team All-Atlantic 10 choice Ramon Galloway, the Explorers boast one of the nation's deepest and most skilled backcourts. Will the Explorers have enough additional talent to win an NCAA tournament game for the first time since 1990?

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.

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Lunardi's Logic

How long has it been since the Explorers made the tournament? I was a cub reporter covering those La Salle teams for a suburban daily, that's how long. This La Salle team may not have Lionel Simmons, but it does have a strong rotation of interchangeable guards that can beat you off the bounce and from behind the 3-point line. My fear in the opening round is that the absence of injured big man Steve Zack tips the game to Boise State.

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Best wins: Butler, at VCU, Villanova

Worst losses: Central Connecticut State


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