Commentary

Bracket projection: Marquette

The Golden Eagles have a lot of firepower but struggle on the defensive end

Updated: March 14, 2011, 11:17 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

This is a fascinating all-Jesuit matchup in Cleveland. Xavier hounds you defensively; Marquette is talented offensively. The winner likely loses to Syracuse in the next round, but I like the Golden Eagles in an extremely close game over the X-men.

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