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ESPN Analyst Is Predicting A No. 16 Seed To Win

Head coach Scott Drew of the Baylor Bears instructs his team against the USC Trojans during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BOK Center.

TULSA, OK - MARCH 19: Head coach Scott Drew of the Baylor Bears instructs his team against the USC Trojans during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BOK Center on March 19, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

The first round of the NCAA tournament is set to begin this Thursday, and ESPN's Pablo Torre is already predicting a massive upset.

On Wednesday's episode of 

IS THIS THE YEAR HE FINALLY DOES IT?!@PabloTorre picks (16) Norfolk State over (1) Baylor 🟢🟡

ATH is off the air the rest of the week. Come back Monday to see the fallout 🔇 pic.twitter.com/Q4jlw07CV8

— Around The Horn (@AroundtheHorn) March 16, 2022

">Around The Horn, Torre predicted that Norfolk State will take down Baylor. If this happens, it'll mark the second time ever that a No. 16 seed won a first-round matchup. "A 16 seed will upset a 1 seed once again," Torre said. "I think it's going to be Norfolk State upsetting Baylor." Torre believes Baylor has plenty of weaknesses that can be exploited this week. "Baylor is vulnerable in ways you guys don't appreciate," Torre added. "They're 198th in defensive rebounding percentage, they turn the ball over 18 percent of the time. This is a team that has weaknesses."

Torre has predicted a No. 16 seed to win several years in a row.

Baylor's leading scorer, LJ Cryer, will not suit up for this matchup. He's still recovering from a foot injury.

Cryer is averaging 13.5 points per game for the Bears this season. His absence could play a major role in Thursday's game.

Tipoff for this game is at 2 p.m. ET.