2019 NCAA tournament bracket projection for Ohio State Buckeyes

Life on the bubble is as much a part of March as shamrock shakes and spring training. And this March, with a 19-14 record, the Ohio State Buckeyes were forced to endure the stress and uncertainty of bubble life after what was a tale of two seasons. The first half was spectacular, as Chris Holtmann's squad sprinted out to a surprising 12-1 start and ascended as high as No. 15 in the national polls. The second half of the season was littered with inconsistent offense, health issues and a three-game suspension of the team's best player (center Kaleb Wesson). Despite a season that featured more twists and turns than the Pacific Coast Highway, Ohio State's résumé, which included an 8-12 mark in Big Ten play, was deemed worthy of a trip to Bracketville. Can the Buckeyes somehow recapture their early-season magic?

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.