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.
This is an underachieving group in my view, as many believe the Illini have Sweet 16 talent. Teams like that occasionally get hot and redeem themselves in the NCAA Tournament; most go meekly into the off-season. Put me down for the latter here.
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Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: