2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Liberty Flames

The Liberty Flames capitalized quickly on their new conference affiliation, stunning Lipscomb on its home floor to claim the Atlantic Sun title in its first year of membership. The Flames use a deliberate pace on offense and a pack line defense just like their neighbor Virginia, which makes sense because coach Ritchie McKay spent six seasons under Tony Bennett as the Cavaliers' associate head coach. Can the Flames grind their way to an upset?

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.