Michigan made a lot of believers during its inspired run through the Big Ten Tournament last week. That list includes former President Barack Obama.
Like he did during his eight years in office, Obama filled out a bracket for the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The 44th President of the United States picked North Carolina to beat rival Duke in the championship game. Arizona and Kansas rounded out his Final Four.
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) March 15, 2017
There was not much Big Ten flavor in Obama’s bracket. He had only one Big Ten team reaching the second weekend of the tournament: Michigan.
Obama predicts that No. 7 seed Michigan will continue riding momentum from its Big Ten Tournament championship and reach the Elite Eight. Obama thinks the Wolverines will pull off upsets against second-seeded Louisville and third-seeded Oregon before falling to top-seeded Kansas.
Current President Donald Trump did not fill out a bracket this year.