iOS app Android app More

Obama's Bracket For 2012 NCAA Tournament: President Picks UNC To Win March Madness (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/14/2012 10:56 am Updated: 03/14/2012 11:18 am

Obama Ncaa Bracket
Obama reveals his picks with ESPN's Andy Katz.

President Barack Obama revealed his bracket predictions for the 2012 NCAA Tournament with ESPN's Andy Katz. Having already unveiled his Final Four picks, Obama put some extra pressure on No. 1 seed North Carolina by picking the Tar Heels to win the national championship.

"I'm just a sucker for the Tar Heels," he said. Obama also picked, and correctly, the Tar Heels to win it all in 2009.

Click HERE to see Obama's entire bracket.

Unlike last year, however, the president did not pick all No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four. Obama picked two No. 2 seeds, Ohio State and Missouri, to make it to New Orleans. He picked UNC to defeat the overall No. 1 seed Kentucky in the national title game.

While his bracket may be cheered by swing state voters, it could disappoint some in the Beltway. Obama tapped N.C. State to upset Georgetown to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

He also went against his alma-mater, taking No. 5 Vanderbilt to the second round.

"I will be rooting for Harvard, but it's just too much of a stretch."

Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron got a taste of March Madness on Tuesday night, attending the play-in game between Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State, and they were in for a treat. The Hilltoppers pulled off an incredible comeback to advance to the field of 64.


Click HERE for Printable 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket and stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.

WATCH:

FOLLOW HUFFPOST SPORTS

Filed by Michael Klopman  |