2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Michigan State Spartans

After three straight first-weekend exits, Tom Izzo would like to make some March Madness noise with his Michigan State Spartans in the coming weeks. Thanks to the recent return of low-post operator Nick Ward from a broken hand suffered in mid-February, Izzo appears to have the necessary firepower to make a Final Four run. MSU is led by All-American point guard Cassius Winston and beefy bangers Ward, Kenny Goins and Xavier Tillman. Do the seasoned Spartans have what it takes to break the Big Ten's 19-year national title drought?

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.