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Bracket projection: Cincinnati

The Bearcats' persistent defense will be key to their tourney hopes

Updated: March 14, 2011, 10:48 PM ET
By Paul Aspan | Special to Insider
Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

The Bearcats played next to nobody in the non-conference, but answered the bell enough times to win 11 games in the rugged Big East. They should be fine for a game or two here, as road-dog Missouri and road-weary UConn are favorable draws.

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Cincinnati's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket:


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