Bracket projection: Auburn

The Auburn Tigers emerged as a surprise contender this season. In his fourth year on the Plains, coach Bruce Pearl led the program to its first SEC regular-season title since 1999 and first NCAA tournament appearance in 15 years. Can the Tigers ride the momentum from a remarkable regular season and deliver a deep run in the 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.