2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Kentucky Wildcats

After a dismal season-opening loss to Duke, the Kentucky Wildcats have matured and evolved and enter the NCAA tournament as one of the favorites to win the national championship. Kentucky dealt with the absence of forward Reid Travis during the final five games of the regular season; however, he returned in the SEC tournament to bolster the Wildcats' frontcourt, playing 23 minutes vs. Alabama in the SEC quarterfinals. Can coach John Calipari's most recent batch of young talent navigate the bracket and clip the nets in Minneapolis?

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.