Bracket projection: Villanova

An athletic and strong defense could take the Wildcats to the Final Four

Updated: March 17, 2014, 6:00 PM ET
By Paul Aspan | ESPN Insider

 

The Villanova Wildcats lead the "new" Big East into this year's Big Dance. No longer the gauntlet the conference once was, will a fresher Villanova squad ride its high seed to a deep run and put recent early exits in the rearview mirror?

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: vs. Kansas, vs. Iowa (OT), at Xavier

Worst losses: vs. Creighton, at Creighton