Powered by 2018 Sun Belt Player-of-the-Year D'Marcus Simonds, the Georgia State Panthers posted a 74-61 win over UT-Arlington in the Sun Belt Conference title game to earn the league's automatic berth into the tournament. Simonds poured in a game-high 27 points for the winners. But these Panthers aren't a one-man band as two other players, junior sharp-shooting guard Devin Mitchell and junior forward Jeff Thomas, also average in double figures for Coach Ron Hunter's squad, a program that returns to the Big Dance for the first time since 2014-15. The Panthers, you night recall, proved to be office-pool wreckers in that 2015 NCAA tournament, upending No. 3 seed Baylor. Can the Panthers work some March Madness magic once again this year?
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.