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Stephen A. Smith Updates His National Title Prediction

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The 2019 NCAA Tournament is set to get back underway this evening, with the first four Sweet 16 games taking place.

The tournament has been pretty predictable so far - so predictable, in fact, that someone has a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket after the opening weekend.

Virginia, the No. 1 seed in the South Region, and Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed out West, are the two favorites to cut down the nets.

ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives UVA a 32.6 percent chance to win it all, giving Gonzaga a 23.9 percent chance.

Stephen A. Smith has a different prediction, though.

ESPN's biggest personality updated his NCAA Tournament prediction on First Take this morning.

The pick: North Carolina over Duke.

Both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils are set to play on Friday night.

UNC is taking on Auburn, with Duke taking on Virginia Tech.