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RandBall: Even President Obama picks the Gophers over UCLA

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • March 20, 2013 - 5:10 PM

President Obama did his official NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket for ESPN today, and one of the games specifically highlighted was Obama taking Minnesota over UCLA in the opener Friday.

It's not too much of a limb since math and Vegas both like the Gophers, but hey, we'll take it. The video is below. In it, Obama says: "UCLA lost a key player ... Minnesota has been playing tough. I think Tubby Smith's team is going to do pretty well." We're not sure 11 losses in 16 games qualifies as "tough," but we're also not the POTUS.

He does, however, take Florida over Minnesota in the second round.

 

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