Basketball aficionado President Barack Obama has locked in his NCAA Final Four tournament bracket.
The president picked the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats to beat the Villanova Wildcats in the 2015 Men’s Basketball Championship Game on Wednesday. He also believes the No. 2 seed Arizona and No. 1 Duke will join Kentucky and Villanova in the illustrious Final Four.
“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning,” Obama told ESPN Radio last year. “I get so much politics I don’t want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.” He’s made it an annual tradition to reveal his bracket on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” for the past seven years.
Still, despite the president’s enthusiasm for and knowledge about basketball, he has only picked the winning team once during his tenure in the White House – he accurately predicted North Carolina would take the title in 2009. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush who will likely be running to replace Obama in 2016 released his “March Madness” picks on Tuesday. He predicts the University of Virginia will emerge triumphant at the end of the tournament.
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