2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Buffalo Bulls

In a college hoops landscape littered with first-rate mid-majors, the Buffalo Bulls seem perfectly equipped to ruin their fair share of office pools this March. Head coach Nate Oats has a tenacious team featuring more seniors than a midafternoon Boca Raton buffet. The Bulls have one of the nation's most prolific offenses and compete with a blue-collar grit that mirrors the town in which the school is located. That never-back-down attitude has allowed them to deliver a bracket-busting blow to Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament and upend brand-name programs West Virginia and Syracuse on the road this season.

After taking out future millionaire Deandre Ayton and Arizona in their opening game last March, is Buffalo poised for a deeper NCAA tourney run in 2019?

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.