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Bracket projection: Villanova

Slumping Wildcats once again need backcourt to come up big

Updated: March 14, 2011, 11:09 PM ET
By Paul Aspan | 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

The Wildcats' late-season slide cost them up to a half-a-dozen seed lines, and this No. 9 placement seems about right for a team which has lost 10 of its last 15 games. It wouldn't surprise me if Nova wins a game here, but it won't be more than that.

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Villanova's complete Bracketology chart

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