Bracket Projection: Michigan State

Eager to bounce back from a crushing upset in last season's NCAA tournament, the Michigan State Spartans brought high hopes and expectations to this season. After a series of ups and downs, the Spartans face a crossroads. The team is a mix of veterans and young newcomers, capable of getting hot this month or flaming out quickly. Tom Izzo has worked wonders in the past. Does he have any tricks up his sleeve this March?

ESPN Insider 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.