Craig Smith was not supposed to have this kind of debut season coaching the Utah State Aggies. No one is. When Smith jumped from South Dakota to Logan he inherited a program that hadn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2011 and didn't appear to be a threat to get back this season. Much of the same team that went 17-17 a year ago was back and the Aggies were picked to finish ninth in the Mountain West Conference. Smith proceeded to top all first-year coaches nationally in wins and winning percentage on his way to MWC Coach of the Year. Can that magic touch possibly continue in 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.