Bracket projection: NC State

The North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-11 record) made a spot-on hire in new head coach Kevin Keatts, who successfully moved up the North Carolina coaching ladder from UNC Wilmington after two NCAA invites in three years there. And guess what? Keatts has the Wolfpack, a team picked to finish 12th in preseason ACC poll, in the Big Dance in his first season in Raleigh. His roster is chock-full of guards, and Keatts plays to their strengths, getting after opponents with their press. The aggressive approach worked as the Wolfpack bested three top-10 teams (Arizona, Duke, and North Carolina) and won 11 ACC regular-season games. Can they keep their Cinderella season going or will their Big Dance stay be a short one?

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.