Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket

Obama is a longtime college basketball fan, but he's not a fan of upsets apparently.

The former president warned, "Just because I have more time to watch games doesn't mean my picks will be any better, but here are my brackets this year".

Former President Barack Obama shared a photo of his 2018 NCAA tournament brackets on Wednesday, revealing he selected Michigan State and CT as his men's and women's champions, respectively. On the women's side, he chose No. 1 overall seed UConn to top Mississippi State in the championship.

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He's picked some upsets in there as well with Loyola-Chicago (11) over Miami (6) in addition to Texas (10) over Nevada (7).

Former President Barack Obama is famous for his love of basketball, especially when March Madness rolls around.

Obama released his brackets for both the men's and women's tournaments on Wednesday and predicts that both Hurricanes teams will be eliminated in their first-round games. Virginia, North Carolina and Villanova are his Final Four picks.

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However, his Sweet 16 features exclusively 1-5 seeds.

Obama picked UConn to win past year as well, but the Huskies were upset by Mississippi State.

And though he hasn't always been lucky - Obama has picked a few of the title winners in the past few years, including last year's National Champions the North Carolina Tar Heels. There has been no indication he will this year, either, though a recent poll shows 38 percent of Americans would like him to do so.

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