Barack Obama reveals bracket for NCAA Tournament, picks Michigan State

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

Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has picked No. 12 seed New Mexico State to knock off No. 5 seed Clemson on Friday in San Diego. He also picked UConn previous year to win the women's bracket. He declined an invitation past year from ESPN to do so on-air, as Obama did during his presidency.

Obama also has Syracuse (11) beating Arizona State in the playoff game and then beating TCU (6).

His Final Four consists of #1 Virginia vs #2 North Carolina and #1 Villanova against #3 Michigan State, with the NCAA title game pitting the Virginia Cavaliers against Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans.

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He also has Texas (10) over Nevada (7). In fact, the lowest seeded team to reach the Sweet 16 in his bracket is West Virginia, the No. 5 seed in the East.

Obama's picks aren't too shocking, but he does have five of the eight SEC men's teams winning their first-round games. That one, however, was his correct national title pick: North Carolina. In his women's bracket, the Final Four includes UConn, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville.

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

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