It's that time of the year, with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament beginning, although one could say the tourney really began on Tuesday, with the first two play-in games (Saint Mary's defeated Middle Tennessee 67-54; North Carolina A&T defeated Liberty 73-72). On Wednesday, the White House revealed U.S. President Barack Obama's bracket.
In reality, though, as he usually does, Obama first revealed his brackets -- including the Womens bracket -- via an ESPN interview (embedded), also on Wednesday.
The POTUS predicted that Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida will reach the Final Four and that Louisville and Indiana will meet in the title game. In terms of the winner:
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 is the fifth consecutive tournament that Obama has filled out a men's bracket for ESPN. In 2012, he correctly picked two Final Four teams -- Ohio State and Kentucky. However, his national championship selection was North Carolina, which lost in the Elite Eight.
The POTUS also filled out a bracket for the women's tournament. Obama has Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and California in the Final Four, but the full bracket will not be revealed until Friday.
The full bracket can be seen here.