Insider's NCAA Tournament Tips

Updated: March 18, 2009, 11:11 AM ET

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.

 
East Regional
1. Pittsburgh vs. 16. East Tennessee State View game simulation
2. Duke vs. 15. Binghamton View game simulation
3. Villanova vs. 14. American View game simulation
4. Xavier vs. 13. Portland State View game simulation
5. Florida State vs. 12. Wisconsin View game simulation
6. UCLA vs. 11. VCU View game simulation
7. Texas vs. 10. Minnesota View game simulation
8. Oklahoma State vs. 9. Tennessee View game simulation
 
Midwest Regional
1. Louisville vs. 16. Alabama State or Morehead State View game simulation
2. Michigan State vs. 15. Robert Morris View game simulation
3. Kansas vs. 14. North Dakota State View game simulation
4. Wake Forest vs. 13. Cleveland State View game simulation
5. Utah vs. 12. Arizona View game simulation
6. West Virginia vs. 11. Dayton View game simulation
7. Boston College vs. 10. USC View game simulation
8. Ohio State vs. 9. Siena View game simulation
 
South Regional
1. North Carolina vs. 16. Radford View game simulation
2. Oklahoma vs. 15. Morgan State View game simulation
3. Syracuse vs. 14. Stephen F. Austin View game simulation
4. Gonzaga vs. 13. Akron View game simulation
5. Illinois vs. 12. Western Kentucky View game simulation
6. Arizona State vs. 11. Temple View game simulation
7. Clemson vs. 10. Michigan View game simulation
8. LSU vs. 9. Butler View game simulation
 
West Regional
1. UConn vs. 16. Chattanooga View game simulation
2. Memphis vs. 15. Cal State Northridge View game simulation
3. Missouri vs. 14. Cornell View game simulation
4. Washington vs. 13. Mississippi State View game simulation
5. Purdue vs. 12. Northern Iowa View game simulation
6. Marquette vs. 11. Utah State View game simulation
7. Cal vs. 10. Maryland View game simulation
8. BYU vs. 9. Texas A&M View game simulation

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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.

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