Bracket projection: Oklahoma State
Marcus Smart and Cowboys have potential to reach the Final Four
No coach and program suffered through a more stressful season than Travis Ford and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. From starting forward Michael Cobbins' season-ending Achilles injury to the dismissal of rotation guard Stevie Clark, to the three-game suspension of star Marcus Smart for a fan-shoving incident, Ford has endured a career's worth of off-court incidents this season. Are these issues and their on-court implications completely behind the Cowboys so they can make a deep run in the NCAA tournament?
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: Memphis, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State
Worst losses: at Texas Tech
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