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Bracket projection: North Carolina Central

For the third time in five seasons, the North Carolina Central Eagles are going dancing after an unexpected MEAC tournament run. Coach LeVelle Moton and the Eagles entered the postseason an uninspiring 15-15 but played high octane basketball in knocking off heavily favored Hampton in the conference championship. Will their wave of momentum carry over into the NCAA tournament?

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.