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Sporting News Releases Updated Final Four, National Championship Prediction

The UConn Huskies holding up the National Championship trophy.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Sweet 16 begins tomorrow night. There are four games on the docket Thursday and Friday.

Several teams who were thought to be championship contenders--Arizona Michigan State, UNC, Virginia--have already been eliminated. What remains is a mix of major programs and some upstarts and Cinderellas.

Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy has re-picked his bracket starting with tomorrow's games. His Final Four is as follows:

  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Villanova
  • Duke

As for the national championship, DeCourcy likes Villanova over Michigan. It would be the Wildcats' second title in the last three years.

"The Wolverines’ defense can stop a lot of people, but it can’t stop all the people on Villanova’s side," DeCourcy wrote.

You can ready DeCourcy's full explanation for every game here. He provides a quick breakdown for each matchup.

The Sweet 16 starts tomorrow night on CBS and TBS. Texas A&M-Michigan, Kentucky-Kansas State, Loyola Chicago-Nevada and Florida State-Gonzaga are the four games.

On Friday, Syracuse plays Duke while Kansas takes on Clemson. Villanova will play West Virginia, and Texas Tech squares off with Purdue.