2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Villanova Wildcats

One year after cutting down the nets as national champions, the Villanova Wildcats return to the NCAA tournament. Jay Wright's team lost four players to the NBA after winning it all yet rebounded to win the regular-season Big East crown. In what could have been a transitional season, Villanova found a way to meld the contributions from returning veterans and fresh faces into a winning formula. The Wildcats don't have the talent they had while winning two of the past three national championships, but do they have what it takes to make noise this March?

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.