2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Old Dominion Monarchs

A year ago, the Old Dominion Monarchs were left on the outside looking in after a loss in the Conference USA semifinals. Jeff Jones' bunch made sure that didn't happen in 2019, avenging their defeat to Western Kentucky and locking down the Hilltoppers in the Conference USA title game for the auto bid and the program's first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2011. The Monarchs have never been here under Jones, but now that they've made it, can they make some noise with an aggressive and opportunistic defense?

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.