Bracket projection: Iowa State

Cyclones aren't dominant, but will be a tough out in the tourney

Updated: March 12, 2012, 10:34 AM 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

Everyone presuming a Kentucky-UConn third-round matchup had better not overlook Iowa State. It only took Fred Hoiberg two years to get the Cyclones back in the tournament, where a very efficient offense is their best weapon. But big man Royce White may find it tougher to score against the deep UConn front court.

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Iowa State'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.