Bracket projection: Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide brought coach Avery Johnson to Tuscaloosa three years ago, hoping his NBA background would elevate the program. He has upgraded the talent. He has instilled a blue-collar mentality. And thanks in part to a much-needed buzzer-beating victory over Texas A&M in the SEC tournament -- which snapped a five-game losing skid -- he has returned the program to the NCAA tournament for only the second time since 2006. What's ahead for the Crimson Tide in 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.