Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket

Barack Obama reveals bracket for NCAA Tournament, picks Michigan State

Barack Obama reveals bracket for NCAA Tournament, picks Michigan State

It's no secret that Barack Obama is a big basketball fan.

The 44th President of the United States picked Michigan State to win the 2018 NCAA Tournament in a bracket posted Wednesday afternoon. He also picked UConn a year ago to win the women's bracket.

Obama's Final Four consists of Virginia, Villanova, North Carolina, and Michigan State. He declined an invitation a year ago from ESPN to do so on-air, as Obama did during his presidency.

The former President selected Michigan State, a 3-seed, to win the men's NCAA tournament. There are some upsets in there including Loyola-Chicago (11) over Miami (6).

Obama has Kentucky's other tournament team, Murray State, losing the first round to West Virginia.

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Obama picked 10 correct Sweet 16 teams previous year, but was 1-for-4 in the Final Four. He has Auburn and Tennessee advancing to the Sweet 16, but no SEC teams moving on beyond that.

Joining UConn and Mississippi State in the Final Four in Obama's bracket are Notre Dame (29-3) and Louisville (32-2).

In the women's bracket, Obama is predicting a rematch of last year's final: UConn vs. Mississippi State.

"Just because I have more time to watch games doesn't mean my picks will be better", Obama wrote.

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