Oh, what to make of the LSU Tigers, who won their first SEC regular season championship in a decade, but enter the NCAA Tournament in a chaotic world of uncertainty? For starters, coach Will Wade was suspended on March 8 for comments reportedly made on a wiretapped phone call as part of the FBI's investigation into college basketball.
Guard Javonte Smart did return from suspension and score 13 points in 31 minutes in the Tigers' 76-73 loss to Florida in the SEC quarterfinals. Can the Tigers ignore the distractions and make a push toward Minneapolis?
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.