Obama’s 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket
While this won't be his biggest announcement of the day -- he'll unveil his Supreme Court nominee at 11:00 pm -- it will be the most bittersweet, as it's the last time we will see the most basketball-literate President in U.S. history formally fill out an NCAA Tournament in The White House.
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Not surprisingly, Obama picked 13-seed Hawaii to upset Cal in their first-round matchup; also, (10) Pitt over (7) Wisconsin, (10) Syracuse over (7) Dayton and (10) VCU over (7) Oregon State. In the Sweet Sixteen, The President has (4) Duke beating an Oregon team which FiveThirtyEight gives the lowest chances of winning the National Championship among the four top seeds.
His Final Four consists of (1) UNC out of the East versus midwest winners (2) Michigan State, and (3) Texas A&M from the West to face (1) Kansas, who he has advancing to beating North Carolina for their 12th national title. Obama seems to be a Kansas fan, as he picked them to win the tournament in both 2010 and 2011, however, the only time he's accurately predicted a National Champion was during his first year in office when he picked UNC.
Enjoy the leader of the free world deftly breaking down college hoops and making prudent picks (like the tournament favorite Jayhawks), because this time next year, we could be watching Andy Katz and a bedazzled orange discuss the likelihood of Trump University winning all 67 games.
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