NCAA tourney bracket projections

Before filling out your Tournament Challenge bracket, take some time and do your homework. For the ninth consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of analysts to put together Insider's Tournament Guide, offering in-depth roster, system and statistical breakdowns for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks. Click on any of the teams below to get the inside scoop.

West Regional
1. Arizona vs. 16. Weber St. (FREE) PickCenter 
2. Wisconsin vs. 15. American PickCenter
3. Creighton vs. 14. La. Lafayette PickCenter
4. San Diego St. vs. 13. New Mexico St. PickCenter
5. Oklahoma vs. 12. North Dakota St. PickCenter
6. Baylor vs. 11. Nebraska PickCenter
7. Oregon vs. 10. BYU PickCenter
8. Gonzaga vs. 9. Oklahoma St. PickCenter

East Regional
1. Virginia vs. 16. Coastal Carolina PickCenter 
2. Villanova vs. 15. Milwaukee PickCenter
3. Iowa State vs. 14. NC Central PickCenter
4. Michigan State vs. 13. Delaware PickCenter
5. Cincinnati vs. 12. Harvard PickCenter
6. North Carolina vs. 11. Providence PickCenter
7. UConn vs. 10. St. Joseph's PickCenter
8. Memphis vs. 9. George Washington PickCenter
South Regional
1. Florida vs. 16. Albany/ Mount St. Mary's PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
2. Kansas vs. 15. Eastern Kentucky PickCenter
3. Syracuse vs. 14. Western Michigan PickCenter
4. UCLA vs. 13. Tulsa PickCenter
5. VCU vs. 12. Stephen F. Austin PickCenter
6. Ohio State vs. 11. Dayton PickCenter
7. New Mexico vs. 10. Stanford PickCenter
8. Pitt vs. 9. Colorado PickCenter
Midwest Regional
1. Wichita St. vs. 16. Cal Poly/ Texas Southern PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
2. Michigan vs. 15. Wofford PickCenter
3. Duke vs. 14. Mercer PickCenter
4. Louisville vs. 13. Manhattan PickCenter
5. St. Louis vs. 12. NC State/ Xavier PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
6. UMass vs. 11. Iowa/ Tennessee PickCenter | First Round PickCenter
7. Texas vs. 10. Arizona St. PickCenter
8. Kentucky vs. 9. Kansas St. PickCenter


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