The Belmont Bruins shared the regular-season title in the Ohio Valley Conference but fell to Murray State in the championship game. They possess a potent offense in pursuit of the first NCAA tournament victory in school history. Belmont coach Rick Byrd, in his 33rd year at the school and 38th overall, eclipsed 800 career victories earlier this season and again has built a polished, efficient attack with a deep, diverse roster. Can the Bruins play a sweet tune this March?
ESPN+ 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.