Jan 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; United States president Barack Obama honors the NBA champion Miami Heat at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

March Madness: Obama picks Gophers over UCLA


Mar 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) battles for position with Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) in the second half during the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

We all know President Barack Obama is a fan of basketball. But can his affection for the sport translate into a winning bracket?

Obama made his bracket public on Wednesday, showing off his picks that included Minnesota beating UCLA on Friday in the round of 64.

Apparently Obama is a fan of the Big Ten Conference as he picked all seven teams playing in the NCAA Tournament to win in their first round games. Furthermore, Obama has four Big Ten teams in the Elite Eight.

The POTUS picked Indiana to win the title over Louisville.

While Obama did get a law degree from Harvard, the POTUS did not pick the Ivy League school to advance past the first round.

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