Commentary

Bracket projection: Pittsburgh

If the Panthers want to make the Final Four, they will need to hit their FTs

Updated: March 14, 2011, 11:31 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 Panthers have every opportunity -- and a great draw -- to reach their first Final Four. Pretty much anything else would be a disappointment (with no Scottie Reynolds in sight!). I expect to see Pitt playing in Houston in early April.

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Pittsburgh's complete Bracketology chart

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


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