Bracket projection: Marshall

The Big Dance returns once again to Huntington, West Virginia. Coach Dan D'Antoni and the Marshall Thundering Herd enter the field of 68 after a 31-year absence -- thanks to a one-point thrill ride over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA title game, eliminating the sour taste in their mouths from a year ago. The Herd boast one of the most explosive offensive teams in the nation, but will they have enough at both ends of the floor to vault into the second round?

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.