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Dick Vitale's Prediction For Kentucky-North Carolina

Dick Vitale predicting who will win Kentucky North Carolina basketball game.

Here's who the ESPN analyst likes in today's Elite Eight game.

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale appeared on SportsCenter this morning to preview tonight's Elite Eight showdown between No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Kentucky.

Dickie V is VERY excited for the contest.

"North Carolina. Kentucky. They stand for greatness," he said. "This has the sound of a national championship game."

Vitale said the key to today's game will be Kentucky's transition defense and North Carolina's performance on the boards.

Ultimately, though, Vitale likes North Carolina to win.

The Tar Heels are Vitale's national champion pick, so he's not going to back down on that pick now. He likes them over Gonzaga in the national title game.

Here's his full appearance.

Kentucky and UNC are set to tip off at 5:05 p.m. E.T. on CBS.