Bracket projection: NC State

Note: 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 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

Congrats to Mark Gottfried for turning NC State around in just one season. Double kudos for avoiding a "First Four" game in Dayton. The extra rest could make all the difference in a Cinderella story as the Wolfpack upset San Diego State and Georgetown to reach the Sweet 16.

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NC State's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: