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2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Saint Mary's Gaels

The Saint Mary's Gaels finished off one of college basketball's Goliath's earlier this month, topping longtime rival Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference tournament championship -- earning the Gaels an automatic bid to the Big Dance and their fifth trip to the postseason in the past decade. In three of Saint Mary's past four NCAA tournament appearances, the Gaels have advanced at least one round. Can Coach Randy Bennett and sensational scorer Jordan Ford carry the momentum from their big win into a Cinderella run?

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.