Bracket projection: Tennessee

Defense, shot selection will determine whether Vols make noise in NCAAs

Updated: March 17, 2014, 4:37 PM ET
By Chris Dortch | ESPN Insider

The Tennessee Volunteers are one of the least predictable teams in the NCAA tournament field. Is this the same team that was embarrassed at home by NC State, or the one that blew away ACC regular-season champion Virginia by 35? Is this the team that lost twice to Texas A&M, or the one that beat LSU and Alabama by double digits on the road and took apart Missouri 72-45 in the regular-season finale? Vols fans are about to find out.

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: Xavier, Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri

Worst losses: UTEP, Texas A&M (twice)