Barack Obama sees Michigan basketball team advancing to NCAA Sweet 16
The Michigan basketball team has a little presidential backing this month, but not too much.
President Barack Obama revealed his official NCAA Tournament selections Wednesday, and has the fourth-seeded Wolverines making their way past No. 13 Ohio and No. 5 Temple during the first weekend of Midwest Regional play in Nashville, Tenn.
That's as far as Michigan goes, though. Obama predicts the Wolverines will fall to top-seeded North Carolina in the Sweet 16.
While filling out the bracket on ESPN, Obama noted that a possible Michigan-North Carolina game would be a rematch of the 1993 NCAA Tournament final, made famous by Chris Webber's phantom timeout.
"I'm old enough to remember that," Obama joked.
As for the rest of the presidential bracket: Obama chose Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio State and North Carolina to advance to the Final Four with North Carolina toppling Kentucky in the title game.
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