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Obama Picks UConn to Win NCAAs Again

The President's Final Four includes UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Princeton

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 09: Geno Auriemma, head coach of the Connecticut Huskies, cuts down the net following a victory over the Louisville Cardinals in the National Final game of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at New Orleans Arena on April 9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    President Barack Obama loves to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets. And this year, just like 2014, he has Geno Auriemma's Huskies winning the whole thing.

    Obama also has South Carolina and Notre Dame -- two teams UConn beat convincingly during the regular season -- as well as Princeton, where his niece plays. The president has the Huskies and Fighting Irish meeting in the finals.

    Details via an ESPN press release: “President Obama has had great success picking the winner in the women’s bracket. But, as he pointed out, that is because he usually picks UConn. This year was no different as he has the Huskies winning their 10th national championship. He was most animated and excited when talking about Princeton’s potential run in the tournament this year since his niece Leslie Robinson is a freshman on the Tigers team.”

    More on Obama's history of filling out his brackets for the Women's NCAA:

    The President has included Connecticut in his Final Four all six years and Notre Dame (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010) on five occasions. Baylor (2013, 2012, 2011) and Stanford (2014, 2011, 2010) have been predicted to reach the Final Four three times, Tennessee (2011 & 2010) two, and California (2013), Louisville (2014), Princeton (2015), St. John’s (2012) and South Carolina (2015) one each.

    President Obama has picked two different teams to win the championship in his six women’s brackets: Baylor (over Notre Dame in 2013 & 2012) and Connecticut (over Notre Dame in 2015 & 2014, over Baylor in 2011 and Stanford in 2010). The President’s record in selecting the Women’s National Champion is 3-2 over the last five years, picking UConn correctly in 2014 and 2010, and Baylor in 2012.

    UConn opens its NCAA title defense on Saturday, March 21 at 9 pm ET when it hosts St. Francis Brooklyn in Gampel Pavilion.