Bracket projection: USC

Depth and defense will define the Trojans' run through the bracket

Updated: March 14, 2011, 9:46 PM ET
By Charlie Creme | Special to Insider
Note: For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth breakdowns and historical analysis of the bracket for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

I'm "buying" any team with wins over Texas, Tennessee, Arizona and Washington (plus a two-point loss at Kansas). That's more than good enough to defeat VCU. What I'm not buying is a win over Georgetown if Chris Wright really is back.

Plus, you can enlist the help of Insider's Bracket Predictor tool to aid your picks.

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USC'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
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