2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for St. John's Red Storm

The St. John's Red Storm are returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time with program legend Chris Mullin on the sideline, in his fourth season as head coach. St. John's hasn't won a game in the Big Dance in almost two decades, dating to 2000. Mullin brings a hard-nosed, New York-tough team led by electrifying scorer Shamorie Ponds. Is this the team that can end the program's streak of March disappointments?

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.