Bracket projection: Purdue

Despite losing Caleb Swanigan to the Portland Trail Blazers, coach Matt Painter's Purdue Boilermakers squad has more options than a diner menu on offense, handles the ball with care, displays pinpoint aim from 3-point range and defends their turf with pitbull toughness. Toss in a fearless perimeter scoring ace in sophomore Carsen Edwards and four senior starters, and Painter's squad clearly has the ingredients to do plenty of Big Dance damage. Can Purdue cap off a memory-filled four years for its seniors with the ultimate cherry on top, a trip to the Final Four?

ESPN Insider has your answers, as analyst 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.