Bracket projection: Long Beach St.

Casper Ware and an experienced squad makes 49ers a strong sleeper

Updated: March 12, 2012, 4:23 PM ET
By Matt Martucci | 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 49ers finally got over the hump against Cal-Santa Barbara in the Big West tournament. Caspar Ware is a great player and Long Beach has been right there in a slew of big-time games throughout the season. But Long Beach also lost all of those games, and I see the same thing happening Thursday against New Mexico.

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Long Beach State's complete Bracketology chart

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