Obama picks North Carolina men, UConn women in NCAA tourney

Ross Houston
March 30, 2017

Donald Trump already announced that he won't fill out a bracket for March Madness, which gets underway on Thursday, March 16.

Former President Barack Obama has revealed his brackets for both the men's and women's NCAA Division I tournaments.

Say no more. The former president recently posted his bracket selections to his foundation's website.


Latest 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket results and current number of flawless brackets in the ESPN Bracket Challenge.

This year, Obama has the Tar Heels back in the national championship game but he has them winning it all.

On the women's side, Obama pegs CT to go all the way and defeat Notre Dame for the national championship.


On the men's side, Obama picked North Carolina to win it all. Obama is clearly high on the ACC this year, with three of his Elite Eight teams coming out of the Atlantic Coast Conference (Duke, UNC and Notre Dame).

For the women's tournament, Obama calls number one nationally ranked University of CT to beat number two Notre Dame in the championship game. Before last year's tournament, Mashable researched the numbers and calculated Obama's picks to be correct 64% of the time.

Brackets are commonly filled out by millions of United States basketball fans faithfully each March.


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