President Obama picks Michigan State to win national championship

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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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