Bracket projection: Connecticut

Huskies could make noise thanks to arguably the nation's top backcourt

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:40 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

The Connecticut Huskies, as much a part of March Madness as pom-poms and office pools, are back in the NCAA tournament after being ineligible last season. Kevin Ollie's team has a megawatt star in Shabazz Napier, a scoring guard capable of putting up 25-30 points every time he laces up the high tops. Can Napier channel his inner Kemba Walker and carry the Huskies to a few triumphs in the Big Dance, or will he not get enough help from his friends?

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: Indiana, Florida, Cincinnati, Memphis (twice)

Worst losses: at Houston