Bracket projection: Cincinnati Bearcats

Over the past decade, the Cincinnati Bearcats program has become synonymous with the hard-nosed, defensive style of basketball taught by head coach Mick Cronin. This season is no exception, with these Bearcats as intense and tough as any Cincinnati team in recent memory. Do these Bearcats, fresh off American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles, have the scoring to supplement their defensive prowess to earn the school's first trip to the Sweet 16 in six years?

ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams to help you make smart picks in your bracket.