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Barack Obama reveals his picks for the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Barack Obama reveals his picks for the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has picked No. 12 seed New Mexico State to knock off No. 5 seed Clemson on Friday in San Diego. He has Michigan State over Virginia in the national title game.

Obama has the Spartans beating Bucknell, Syracuse, Duke, and top-seeded Kansas to reach the Final Four along with defending national champion North Carolina, Villanova, and Virginia.

Obama filled out a bracket every year that he was in office.

Obama also dropped his bracket for the women's NCAA Tournament as well.




Beyond a few 7-10 upsets, Obama is sticking with the chalk this year.

Obama picked 10 correct Sweet 16 teams a year ago, 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.

In the women's bracket, Obama is predicting a rematch of last year's final: UConn vs. Mississippi State. On the women's side he selected UConn to defeat Mississippi State in the championship game with the other Final Four selections as Notre Dame and Louisville.

Oh, and if you were wondering, President Trump opted not to fill out a bracket previous year.


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