Bracket projection: Michigan

Wolverines possess enough talent to once again reach the national title game

Updated: March 17, 2014, 4:25 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

The Michigan Wolverines captured their first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years, a crown that seemed unlikely with Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. now in the NBA and 2014 preseason All-America big man Mitch McGary lost to back surgery in December. With McGary out, John Beilein simply retooled his team around 6-foot-6 sophomore Nik Stauskas, the best Canadian import to hit the Ann Arbor campus since Molson. What has to go right for the Wolverines, the national runners-up last year, to win it all, and what could derail them?

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: at Wisconsin, Michigan State (twice), at Ohio State

Worst loss: Charlotte