President Obama Fills Out His NCAA Tournament Bracket

The commander in chief has Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, and Villanova in his Final Four.

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Maybe the biggest part of the NCAA Tournament isn't the games. Maybe it's picking your bracket. Either way, with a basketball president finally in office, we can enjoy the commander in chief's picks as much as the next person's. 

On ESPN this morning, President Obama made a few popular picks, like Kansas and Kentucky in the Final Four, with Kansas beating Kentucky in the title game. He also surprisingly chose No. 2 seeds Kansas State and Villanova to reach the coveted promised land of college hoops. In terms of upsets, the president picked Murray State, Cornell, and Siena to win in the first round. And in a nod to Washington-area teams, Obama picked Georgetown to reach the Elite 8. (He has Maryland losing in the second round to Michigan State.) 

The president correctly picked the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill as the champs last year. As a University of Pittsburgh fan, Paper Trail hopes Obama is wrong, but with a track record like last year's, things aren't looking good for Pitt. 

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