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Bracket Watch: Final Selection Sunday Projections for the 2019 NCAA Tournament Field

Selection Sunday is finally here, and with it we have one last 2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection before the committee weighs in.

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Selection Sunday has arrived, and the field of 68 will soon be revealed. Until then, this is our final projection of the 2019 NCAA tournament bracket. Every automatic bid has been clinched; on Sunday evening, the Selection Committee will reveal the fate of the teams vying for all 36 at-large bids.

Last Four Byes

Ohio State

Last Four In

NC State
St. John’s

First Four Out

Arizona State

Next Four Out


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Automatic bid recipients in bold below.

East Region

(1) Duke vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson/North Carolina Central
(8) UCF vs. (9) Ole Miss
(5) Villanova vs. (12) Liberty
(4) Wisconsin vs. (13) Yale
(6) Wofford vs. (11) Ohio State
(3) Texas Tech vs. (14) Old Dominion
(7) Louisville vs. (10) VCU
(2) Tennessee vs. (15) Abilene Christian

South Region

(1) Virginia vs. (16) North Dakota State/Prairie View A&M
(8) Iowa vs. (9) Utah State
(5) Auburn  vs. (12) Oregon
(4) Kansas vs. (13) Northeastern
(6) Iowa State vs. (11) Saint Mary's
(3) Houston vs. (14) Georgia State
(7) Nevada vs. (10) Florida
(2) Michigan vs. (15) Colgate

Midwest Region

(1) North Carolina vs. (16) Iona
(8) Seton Hall vs. (9) Minnesota
(5) Virginia Tech vs. (12) St. John’s/Belmont
(4) Kansas State vs. (13) UC-Irvine
(6) Mississippi State vs. (11) New Mexico State
(3) Purdue vs. (14) Saint Louis
(7) Cincinnati vs. (10) Washington
(2) Kentucky vs. (15) Montana

West Region

(1) Michigan State vs. (16) Gardner-Webb
(8) Syracuse vs. (9) Baylor
(5) Marquette vs. (12) Murray State
(4) Florida State vs. (13) Vermont
(6) Buffalo vs. (11) NC State/TCU
(3) LSU vs. (14) Northern Kentucky
(7) Maryland vs. (10) Oklahoma
(2) Gonzaga vs. (15) Bradley

Full NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch (as of March 17, 5:45 p.m. ET)