Bracket Projection: Kansas

With Jeff Withey and Ben McLemore, Kansas will be tough to beat

Updated: March 17, 2013, 9:43 PM ET
By Charlie Creme | ESPN Insider
Angel Rodriguez and Jeff WitheyScott Sewell/USA TODAY SportsKansas center Jeff Withey, right, is one of the nation's top shot-blockers.

This Kansas Jayhawks team certainly isn't Bill Self's best, but neither were the Jayhawks of 2011-12 -- and they went all the way to the national title game. This season's club probably stacks up better than last season's model, making the Jayhawks, once again, a top national championship contender. The Jayhawks fell short last time -- what can they do this year to celebrate in Atlanta?

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


TOURNEY PROFILE

Best wins: at Ohio State, at Kansas State, Kansas State, Colorado, Oklahoma

Worst losses: at TCU, Oklahoma State, at Baylor


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Women's College Basketball
Charlie Creme projects the women's NCAA Tournament bracket for ESPN.com.