Bracket projection: Providence

Will the Friars' efficient offense be enough to make a deep tourney run?

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:41 PM ET
By Chris DiSano | ESPN Insider

The 16th NCAA tournament appearance is as sweet as any for the Providence Friars. Coach Ed Cooley's team has overcome injuries and roster attrition to tough its way through a challenging Big East season, claiming a spot in the field for the first time since 2004. Led by ironman senior guard Bryce "Ice" Cotton, can the Friars help flex the muscle of the reshuffled Big East?

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.

PROFILES FOR ALL 68 TEAMS | BRACKET PREDICTOR


TOURNEY PROFILE

Best wins: Creighton, at St. John's, Xavier

Worst losses: Seton Hall