Bracket projection: Cincinnati

If defense wins championships, the Bearcats will go far

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:45 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

The Cincinnati Bearcats enter the NCAA tournament with an impressive resume, including RPI-enhancing triumphs over Nebraska, Memphis (twice) and Louisville. In 6-foot-4 senior Sean Kilpatrick, the Cats have a player capable of catching fire and carrying them on his back to the Sweet 16. Kilpatrick will need some help though, so what needs to happen for Cincinnati to provide some March magic?

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


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Best wins: Nebraska, Memphis (twice), Louisville

Worst losses: Xavier