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2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Duke Blue Devils

Every year, five-star hoops phenoms flock to Durham to attend Coach K's finishing school, where Mike Krzyzewski molds these young stars into a team. But this year was a bit different as Zion Williamson, a Paul Bunyan in high-tops, showed up in Durham and took college basketball and social media by storm with his NFL frame (6-7, 285) and rim-rattling game. With Williamson in the lineup, the Duke Blue Devils went 23-2 against a take-on-all-comers schedule, with the two losses being to Gonzaga (by two) and Syracuse (in overtime). But then one of Williamson's Nikes exploded vs. North Carolina and he sprained his knee. For the six games Williamson was sidelined, the Blue Devils went 3-3. But the human-highlight film returned for the ACC tourney and was his old, eye-popping self. With Zion back on the floor and looking better than ever, will the Blue Devils deliver Coach K his sixth national title?

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.