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CBS' Gary Parrish Predicts Gonzaga Will Win It All

Here's who the CBS analyst is picking to win it all.

Heading into this weekend's Final Four, North Carolina, the No. 1 seed out of the South Region, is probably the most-popular pick to win it all. The Tar Heels are set to take on No. 3 seed Oregon on Saturday and, with a win, either Gonzaga or South Carolina in the title game on Monday.

CBS college basketball expert Gary Parrish is picking someone else, though.

He likes Gonzaga to beat South Carolina in the Final Four and the Tar Heels in the national title game.

From CBS:


Gonzaga, I think. But I’m genuinely torn here. At certain points this season, I’ve thought both Gonzaga and North Carolina looked like the nation’s best team. And if we get that matchup on the first Monday in April, the point spread, I’m told, will basically be a pick’em. So it could obviously go either way. But, like I’ve written elsewhere, I believe North Carolina is the more talented team but that Gonzaga is the slightly better team. Not by much. Just slightly. Gonzaga has the size to match North Carolina in the frontcourt -- even if the Tar Heels are much bigger on the wings. And I’ll just trust the nation’s best defense to frustrate North Carolina enough to bring a national championship back to the West Coast Conference.

Predicted final score: Gonzaga 79, North Carolina 78

Gonzaga-UNC would be a great title game.

You can see his full predictions for this weekend here.