Projection: Coastal Carolina

The Chanticleers will find it difficult to win a game in the tourney

Updated: March 17, 2014, 6:02 PM ET
By Henry Bushnell | ESPN Insider

The Big South this season was, quite simply, a mess -- in a good way of course. Seven teams congregated within two games of each other at the top of the conference, and its tournament featured buzzer-beaters and final-possession thrillers. In the end, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers emerged from the pack; however, a weak schedule doesn't have them prepared for what lies ahead. Can they pull off the stunner of all stunners?

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.



Best wins: St. Francis, NY (whose RPI is 190)

Worst losses: South Carolina State, at South Carolina State, at Charleston Southern