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


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

Former President Barack Obama does not have much faith in the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament. He also picked UConn past year to win the women's bracket.

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

This year, he has Michigan State, the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region, knocking off No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the national title game. He has not said whether or not he will fill out a bracket for this year's tournament.

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As far as upsets go, Obama is predicting New Mexico State to beat Clemson in a 12-seed/5-seed upset, 11th-seed Loyola-Chicago to triumph over sixth-seeded Miami, and every 10th-seed but Providence to win in the first round. Previous year he picked the North Carolina men and UConn women to win, and at least the Tar Heels obliged. That one, however, was his correct national title pick: North Carolina.

Obama then picks NMSU to lose to Auburn in the round-of-32. 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.

Last year, President Donald Trump did not fill out a bracket.