Bracket projection: Michigan State

Few coaches know the ins and outs of March Madness quite like Tom Izzo. His record speaks for itself, with seven Final Fours in an 18-year span. But in that stretch, his Michigan State Spartans have cut the nets down only once, 16 years ago, when the "Flintstones" were playing in East Lansing. This year, Izzo leads one of his best teams ever, again led by a host of Michigan natives. Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello and Wooden Award candidate Denzel Valentine are poised to make the most of their senior season and improve upon the Final Four run the Spartans made last March. Is this the year Sparty -- fresh off a Big Ten tourney title -- breaks through and wins it all again?

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.