Obama Snubs Hurricanes in Women's NCAA Tournament Bracket Again

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Once again, the University of Miami's women's basketball team is a third seed in the NCAA tournament, and once again President Barack Obama has snubbed them. Just like last year, the president predicts the Lady Canes will make a second round exit against a sixth seed team, this time at the hands of Rutgers. Well, to his credit, last year he was correct.

Obama unveiled his women's tournament bracket on ESPN this morning, and he predicts the 'Canes will beat 14th seeded Idaho St in the first round, but thinks that the Canes will lose to sixth seed Rutgers.

It's something of a ballsy pick. The Hurricanes finished 9th in the postseason AP poll, while Rutgers were 23rd. The two teams actually met in the regular season, and the 'Canes managed to pull out 92-81 double-overtime win.

Though, the 'Canes did find themselves embarrassingly out after their first game in the ACC tournament after a loss to Wake Forrest. Rutgers managed to win at least one game in the Big East tourney.

We're also not so sure about his political reasoning. Florida will, as always, be a big swing state in November, but looking at his men's and women's brackets, he's not showing the state a lot of love. 

On the men's side he has UF and UCF dropping the first round, and ACC champs FSU down in the sweet sixteen. On the women's side he has UF and FGCU also making first round exits.

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michael wind
michael wind

with so many things happening in america,the president is involved in predicting sports games.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

See, now that's exactly the reason I like O'bama. Best thing he's done since taking office was to choose North Carolina to win the first year in his presidency.

Larry Garrow
Larry Garrow

The President makes his picks based on who he thinks will win, not on how much he loves a state.  It's very nice to see the President participate in the basketball brackets picking the teams as he sees them and not for political reasons.  I especially appreciate the fact that he also follows the women's game.

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