Bracket projection: Louisville

Can Rick Pitino lead the Cardinals to a second straight national title?

Updated: March 17, 2014, 4:42 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

The Louisville Cardinals have the horses and the perfect jockey in March maestro Rick Pitino to make a run at a second straight national championship. What has to go right for the Cardinals to win it all, and what potential issues could keep them from reaching a third straight Final Four?

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 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: Cincinnati, SMU (twice), UConn

Worst losses: Kentucky, Memphis (twice)