The most significant achievement in Gardner-Webb basketball history was a one-and-done appearance in the Division II tournament, thanks to a loss to Georgia College and State. Sure, the Bulldogs can boast that Artis Gilmore spent two years there when G-W was a junior college, but the team doesn't have much of a basketball pedigree. That changed when coach Tim Craft and the Bulldogs dumped Radford in the Big South title game to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time. The victory was a surprise to some, but this isn't a team that staggered into prosperity. Gardner-Webb beat Wake Forest and Georgia Tech on the road and finished with 23 wins. Can the Bulldogs keep barking in the Big Dance?
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.