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Charles Barkley's Prediction For Kentucky-North Carolina

Here's who Sir Charles likes tonight.

Charles Barkley has made his pick for tonight's Elite Eight showdown between No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kentucky.

The CBS analyst likes the Tar Heels.

"I’m going with North Carolina because I think they’ll dominate on the offensive glass and in the paint," Barkley said.

North Carolina enters the contest as a 2.5-point favorite.

These teams met earlier in the season, back in December, and the Wildcats emerged from that one with a win, 103-100. Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk led the way with 47 points, including a ridiculous 8 for 12 from the 3-point line. UNC was without starting forward Theo Pinson in that contest, though.

Today's game is set to tip off at 5:05 p.m. E.T. on CBS.

The winner will face Oregon in the Final Four next Saturday.