Bracket projection: North Carolina

It'll take an A-plus effort and hot 3-point shooting to knock off the Heels

Updated: March 12, 2012, 4:25 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | 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

Assuming John Henson returns without incident, North Carolina has a relatively benign path to New Orleans. The Tar Heels shouldn't be challenged in the top half of the Midwest bracket, and UNC should also be able to get past Kansas in the Elite Eight. I'm seeing Kentucky-Carolina II for the national championship, with UK winning for the second time.

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North Carolina's complete Bracketology chart

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