Bracket projection: Wichita State

The Shockers can score and rebound, but a bigger team will give them fits

Updated: March 12, 2012, 10:37 AM 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

The Shockers are the best true mid-major in the tournament. They have six contributing seniors, including a stud point guard and center, plus a tournament-tested coach in Gregg Marshall. I think Wichita State wins a great first game against VCU on its way to a Sweet 16 date with Kentucky.

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Wichita State's complete Bracketology chart

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