Bracket projection: Purdue

Lack of size could overwhelm a solid trio of guards

Updated: March 13, 2012, 5:31 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | 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 Boilermakers are a bit of sentimental choice this year, if only because of the return of Robbie Hummel to the big dance. I'm just not sure how good they are, as the Boilers finished well off the pace in a loaded Big Ten and seemed mostly average for long stretches of the season. I see a one-and-done tourney for Purdue.

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

Once the action starts, follow all the games on your desktop with our discreet RealTime Scoreboard.

Purdue's complete Bracketology chart

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


To get an edge in picking your bracket that includes a breakdown of Purdue's offensive and defensive strategy and analysis of player strengths and weaknesses, you must be an ESPN Insider.