President Obama picks Michigan State to win national championship

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

President Obama had fun with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after the Blue Devils won the 2010 tournament. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) President Obama had fun with Mike Krzyzewski after Duke won the 2010 tournament. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama is going with a trendy pick to win the NCAA Tournament — Michigan State.

Obama had the Spartans over defending champion Louisville in the final. His bracket, done with ESPN's Andy Katz, was revealed on SportsCenter on Wednesday morning.

"Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," Obama said. "I've got Michigan State going all the way."

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Obama's Final Four also includes No. 1 overall seed Florida and Arizona, the No. 1 seed in the West.

"I know these are not imaginative picks, but I think they're the right ones," Obama said of his Final Four picks.

Obama picked two No. 12 seeds to pull off Round of 64 upsets — Harvard (where he went to law school) over Cincinnati and North Dakota State over Oklahoma.

In six years of filling out a bracket for ESPN, Obama has picked only one champion correctly: North Carolina in 2009. He did pick Louisville to play in last year's title game, but he had them losing to Indiana.

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