2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Abilene Christian Wildcats

The Abilene Christian Wildcats have grown up more quickly than your average 6-year-old. In just its sixth season of Division I hoops, the Wildcats earned an invite to college basketball's ultimate party with a 77-60 victory over New Orleans in the Southland Conference tourney final. Coached by alum Joe Golding, the 2019 conference coach of the year, Abilene Christian earned a coveted spot in the field of 68 despite dismissing two key players in February. Will the Wildcats add another memorable chapter to a great season with a first-round upset in its first-ever March Madness appearance?

ESPN+ 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.