Bracket projection: Temple

Perimeter defense will be a key for the Owls in any March Madness run

Updated: March 12, 2012, 4:33 PM ET
By Matt Martucci | 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

This is Fran Dunphy's best offensive team at Temple. The problem is that the Owls aren't as good as usual at stopping the other guys. That cost them against eighth-seeded UMass in the Atlantic 10 tournament, and it could cost them again against Michigan in a likely third-round pairing.

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Temple's complete Bracketology chart

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