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NCAA tourney bracket projections

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will play host to the 2017 Final Four. Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Before filling out your Tournament Challenge bracket, take some time and do your homework. For the 12th consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of analysts to put together Insider's Tournament Guide, offering in-depth roster, system and statistical breakdowns for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Click on any of the teams below to get the inside scoop.


EAST

1 Villanova vs. 16 Mount St. Mary's/New Orleans

2 Duke vs. 15 Troy

3 Baylor vs. 14 New Mexico State (FREE)

4 Florida vs. 13 East Tennessee State

5 Virginia vs. 12 UNC Wilmington

6 SMU vs. 11 Providence/USC

7 South Carolina vs. 10 Marquette

8 Wisconsin vs. 9 Virginia Tech


MIDWEST

1 Kansas vs. 16 North Carolina Central/UC Davis

2 Louisville vs. 15 Jacksonville State

3 Oregon vs. 14 Iona

4 Purdue vs. 13 Vermont

5 Iowa State vs. 12 Nevada

6 Creighton vs. 11 Rhode Island

7 Michigan vs. 10 Oklahoma State

8 Miami vs. 9 Michigan State


SOUTH

1 North Carolina vs. 16 Texas Southern

2 Kentucky vs. 15 Northern Kentucky

3 UCLA vs. 14 Kent State

4 Butler vs. 13 Winthrop

5 Minnesota vs. 12 Middle Tennessee

6 Cincinnati vs. 11 Kansas State/Wake Forest

7 Dayton vs. 10 Wichita State

8 Arkansas vs. 9 Seton Hall


WEST

1 Gonzaga vs. 16 South Dakota State

2 Arizona vs. 15 North Dakota

3 Florida State vs. 14 Florida Gulf Coast

4 West Virginia vs. 13 Bucknell

5 Notre Dame vs. 12 Princeton

6 Maryland vs. 11 Xavier

7 Saint Mary's vs. 10 VCU

8 Northwestern vs. 9 Vanderbilt