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Kenny Smith Just Picked A Huge Upset In Tonight's Sweet 16

Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley during NCAA Tournament coverage.

Syracuse is the biggest underdog in tonight's Sweet 16 games. However, CBS's Kenny Smith likes the Orange to upset Duke.

The Orange are currently 11-point underdogs against the Blue Devils. Earlier in the year, Syracuse's 2-3 zone effectively dragged the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium into the mud, holding Duke to 60 points, a season low.

The problem: Syracuse only scored 44 points. Those have been the kinds of games SU has been winning in this NCAA Tournament run, however.

Duke is probably the most popular pick in any of tonight's four games. However, Smith is going with the Orange.

Kenny Smith made his upset pick just before tip-off of Kansas vs. Clemson on CBS.

Those who remember Kenny Smith's college career can probably understand why he made the call. Smith is a North Carolina Tar Heel.

Smith was a three-time All-ACC pick, including a first-team player in 1987. That year, he was also a first-team All-American under Dean Smith.

Syracuse's 2-3 zone has done a ton of damage so far during the Tournament run, but if anyone is equipped to beat it, it is probably this Duke team. Mike Krzyzewski is an old friend of Jim Boeheim's, coaches with him on Team USA, and has employed Boeheim's zone as his primary defense for most of this season.

As we've seen, though, upsets can happen. No one thought Syracuse would take down No. 1 seed Virginia in 2016, or No. 3 Michigan State a few days ago, and there have been far crazier upsets in this NCAA Tournament.