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Obama goes with Michigan State, UConn as 2018 NCAA tournament picks

Barack Obama, Mike Krzyzewski

Barack Obama, Mike Krzyzewski


Former President Barack Obama is going with Michigan State in the men’s bracket and UConn in the women’s bracket of the 2018 NCAA tournament.

Revealing his picks on Twitter and through the Obama Foundation website on Wednesday, Obama is hoping the Spartans make it back-to-back correct picks on the men’s side. Obama successfully picked North Carolina to win it all in 2017.

While Obama made the right call on the men’s side last year, UConn fell short in the national semifinals to Mississippi State. Going with the Huskies once again this season, Obama has the unbeaten No. 1 overall seed claiming the title.

In the men’s Final Four, Obama has the Spartans with the Tar Heels, Virginia and Villanova as he picked Michigan State to prevail over Virginia. For the women’s Final Four, Obama selected the Huskies to be with Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame. Hoping UConn gets revenge, Obama has UConn beating Mississippi State for the title.

You can see all of Obama’s picks below or on the Obama Foundation website.