Bracket projection: Memphis
Does Josh Pastner's squad have enough D to reach the Sweet 16?
Memphis Tigers head coach Josh Pastner has heard the barbs before: He looks like he's 16 years old and his team underperforms in the Big Dance. Say what you will about Pastner, but his team wins far more often than it loses. With a quartet of senior guards, Pastner has the talent and experience -- a combo platter that usually plays well in March -- to get his Tigers to the Sweet 16. But what does Memphis need to do to make that happen?
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: Louisville (twice), Gonzaga, SMU
Worst losses: at Houston
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