Bracket projection: Cincinnati
The Bearcats' persistent defense will be key to their tourney hopes
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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