President Barack Obama, a dedicated basketball fan, made his annual NCAA Tournament selections Tuesday, predicting No. 1-seeds Louisville and Indiana along with Florida and Ohio State will make the Final Four in Atlanta in two weeks.
Obama filled out brackets for both the men’s and women’s tournaments Tuesday in an exclusive interview with ESPN.
The President’s complete men’s bracket will be unveiled at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday morning on “SportsCenter.”
This is the fifth consecutive year Obama has filled out a men’s bracket. He correctly picked two Final Four teams — Ohio State and Kentucky — last season, but his national champion selection of North Carolina lost in the Elite Eight.
This year, Obama picked Louisville, the tournament’s top overall seed, to reach the Final Four out of the Midwest Region. Obama believes the Hoosiers will win the East Region as the only other No. 1 seed in the Final Four.
Obama likes Ohio State for the second straight year, picking the second-seeded Buckeyes to win the West Region. He went with the third-seeded Gators in the South Region.
The President has No 1 Baylor with Brittany Griner, Connecticut, Notre Dame and California in the Final Four of his women’s bracket, which will be unveiled in its entirety Friday.