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Bracket projection: UC Santa Barbara

Experienced Gauchos underachieved all season, but performed when it mattered most

Updated: March 14, 2011, 9:17 PM ET
By Charlie Creme | 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

UC Santa Barbara went from an 8-8 Big West record to the conference tournament champion. Those are great stories, but not one that's likely to survive a cross-country trip to face Florida in Tampa. Hope there are good movies on the flights.

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Santa Barbara's complete Bracketology chart

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


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Women's College Basketball
Charlie Creme projects the women's NCAA Tournament bracket for ESPN.com.