Bracket projection: Manhattan

Defensive play, limiting turnovers could help Jaspers pull off an upset

Updated: March 17, 2014, 4:40 PM ET
By Ian Nolan | ESPN Insider

The Manhattan Jaspers arrive back in the tournament for the first time since 2004 after knocking off rival Iona in the MAAC final. Armed with a top-flight defense and a bevy of veterans, the Jaspers look to win their fourth NCAA tournament game and first since shocking the world by beating Florida a decade ago, but do they have enough offense?

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.

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TOURNEY PROFILE

Best wins: La Salle, Buffalo, Iona

Worst losses: Fordham, Fairfield