Bracket projection: Syracuse

Life on the NCAA tourney bubble for the Syracuse Orange has seemingly become an annual rite of March, along with Shamrock Shakes and spring training baseball. Jim Boeheim's squad overcame a mass exodus of talent thanks to the literally tireless efforts of guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard -- who rarely, if ever, come off the floor. The dynamic backcourt duo combined to average 34.8 points per game and helped the Orange survive the murderers' row that defines the ACC. Can the Orange, one of the final teams in the field of 68, win an NCAA tourney game or two to justify the selection committee's confidence in them?

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.