Friday, 14 December, 2018

Barack Obama shares his picks for the men's and women's NCAA tournament

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Frederick Owens | 15 March, 2018, 06:27

The former President selected Michigan State, a 3-seed, to win the men's NCAA tournament.

March Madness is back, and Barack Obama, arguably the country's most famous college basketball fan, is clearly excited, as he has released his bracket for this year's men's and women's tournaments.

His Final Four are Virginia, Villanova, North Carolina and Michigan State.

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

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Always a strong proponent for gender equality, Obama also filled out a women's bracket, predicting that the UConn Huskies will beat out Mississippi State.

Obama's picks for the Big Dance were posted on his foundation's website on Wednesday. He declined an invitation a year ago from ESPN to do so on-air, as Obama did during his presidency.

After correctly picking North Carolina to win in all previous year, Obama has tabbed the Spartans to triumph over top overall seed Virginia in the tournament's final.

Obama has chosen the men's champion correctly twice since Barack-etology first launched in 2009, with picking the UNC Tar Heels as eventual winners in 2009 and 2017.

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