Bracket projection: New Mexico

Note: For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth breakdowns and historical analysis of the bracket for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

I love the Lobos in this tournament. I love their draw, the way they're playing and the way Steve Alford has them peaking at the perfect time. To me, Long Beach State is not the No. 12 seed that will beat New Mexico and Louisville could easily be out of gas in the round after that. I see UNM in the Sweet 16 in Phoenix.

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New Mexico's complete Bracketology chart

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