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Insider's NCAA Tournament Tips

3/18/2009

Before filling out your Tournament Challenge bracket, take some time and do your homework. ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 65 tournament teams to help you make smart picks. Click on any of the teams below to get the inside dope.

 


 


 


 

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About the simulations: Results are based on more than 3,000 simulations for every NCAA tournament game that calculate how each team's performance changes in response to game conditions and its opponent's abilities. Each game is simulated one play at a time, and the game is replayed a minimum of 3,000 times to generate forecasted winning percentages and player statistics.