Bracket projection: Iowa State
How Fred Hoiberg's crew can extend its tourney run beyond the first weekend
Under Fred Hoiberg, the Iowa State Cyclones have developed their own style, redefined the basketball culture in Ames, become an "it" destination for top transfers and achieved a level of regular-season success unprecedented in program history. The Mayor has more wins in his first four seasons than any coach in school history. What Iowa State hasn't done in that time is win two straight NCAA tournament games. Could 2014 be the year that trend changes?
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: Michigan, at BYU, Iowa, Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, at Oklahoma State, Texas, Oklahoma State
Worst losses: at West Virginia
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