Bracket projection: Pittsburgh

Can the Panthers turn previous close calls into key tourney wins?

Updated: March 17, 2014, 6:07 PM ET
By Matthew Catagnus | ESPN Insider

It's hard to get a read on just how strong a unit Jamie Dixon has with the Pittsburgh Panthers this season. Pitt has consistently been a thorn to some of the nation's top squads -- including close losses to Cincinnati, North Carolina and Syracuse -- but was not able to knock off any highly ranked opponents in the regular season. Can the Panthers find some late-game mojo come tournament time to advance beyond the first weekend?

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.

PROFILES FOR ALL 68 TEAMS | BRACKET PREDICTOR


TOURNEY PROFILE


Best wins: Stanford, Clemson, at Maryland, at Clemson

Worst losses: Florida State, North Carolina State