President Barack Obama picks Indiana over Louisville in March Madness
The Indiana Hoosiers have the presidential seal of approval.
President Barack Obama picked Indiana to win it all in the NCAA tournament, which officially got underway Tuesday night with two of the First Four games. Obama filled out his bracket on Tuesday in an interview with ESPN, picking Indiana to beat Louisville in the final game in April.
Obama is predicting Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida will make the Final Four but said he thinks Indiana and Louisville will prevail and that ultimately it will be “Indiana’s year.”
“I’m going with Louisville. I know it’s not a surprise pick. And I’m going with Indiana. These are the two best teams right now, and for the championship I’m going back to the Big Ten. I think this is Indiana’s year.”
This season marks the fifth consecutive year that Obama has filled out a bracket. He correctly chose two of the Final Four teams last season — Ohio State and Kentucky. He picked North Carolina to win it all last year, but they went down in the Elite Eight.
The President also filled out a bracket for the women’s tournament, picking Baylor, UConn, Notre Dame and California to reach the Final Four. His entire women’s bracket will be revealed on Friday.