Bracket projection: Tulsa

Can a strong backcourt, led by James Woodard, fuel an upset tourney win?

Updated: March 17, 2014, 5:52 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | ESPN Insider

Danny Manning, who led the Kansas Jayhawks to a national title 26 years ago as a player, is again working some March magic. In just his second season as the coach of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Manning has lifted the program back into the NCAA tournament. Tulsa rode the individual brilliance of James Woodard (27 points) to a Conference USA title game triumph. Can Manning's moxie help Tulsa win a game or two in the Big Dance?

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: Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana Tech

Worst losses: Oral Roberts, Missouri State, TCU (twice)