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ESPN's Pablo Torre Reveals His 16 Over 1 Upset Pick

Pable Torre on Around the Horn.

Pablo Torre has done it again.

ESPN senior writer/TV person/sometimes annoying guest host on The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz has picked a No. 16 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament every year for the past four years.

Torre has come pretty close to being right once (Gonzaga only beat Southern by six points in 2013; you can view all his previous picks here) but of course, a 16 has never beaten a 1.

Will it happen this year for the first time?

Torre is, once again, calling for it.

His pick this year: West No. 16 seed South Dakota State over West No. 1 seed Gonzaga.

"It's going to happen this year," he said.

Gonzaga is a 22-point favorite over South Dakota State.

The Bulldogs (32-1) and Jackrabbits (18-16) are set to tip off at 2 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. The game will be televised on TBS.

You can view the full game time and TV schedule for the first round here.