Bracket projection: Wisconsin

The Badgers have all the elements necessary for a Final Four run

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:04 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

No team enters the NCAA tournament with a more impressive list of triumphs than the Wisconsin Badgers. In addition to the usual league conquests, Bo Ryan's bunch owns wins over the regular-season champs of the SEC (Florida), the ACC (Virginia) and the Atlantic 10 (Saint Louis). This team always makes the extra pass and has four double-figure scorers in its starting five. And as always, you can't spell Badgers without "D." What has to go right for the Badgers to make a Final Four run?

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.



Best wins: Florida, Saint Louis, Virginia, Iowa (twice), Michigan State, at Michigan

Worst loss: at Indiana, Northwestern