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espnW's NCAA title game picks

Before the national championship tips off Tuesday (ESPN and WatchESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET), we predict the winner and look at what might be the X factor in the matchup between top seeds Connecticut (39-0) and Notre Dame (37-0). Will the Huskies cap their fifth unbeaten season and win a record ninth NCAA title, or will the Fighting Irish clinch their first perfect season and second NCAA crown?

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PICKS