President Barack Obama picks Indiana University to win mens basketball NCAA title

President has Butler, Notre Dame winning 1st games

BRISTOL, Conn. - President Barack Obama is picking Indiana to win the NCAA title.

Obama chose the Hoosiers to go all the way in his 2013 NCAA bracket, which was revealed Wednesday on ESPN.

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Florida, Louisville, and Ohio State rounded out his Final Four in Atlanta.

The president picked Butler and Notre Dame to win their first games, but then has the Bulldogs and the Fighting Irish falling to Marquette and New Mexico, respectively, in the third round.

Obama has Valparaiso losing to Michigan State in its first game.

Obama has made an annual tradition of giving his bracket predictions to ESPN but only correctly picked the winner once — North Carolina in 2009. He says he thinks he can do better in his second term.

This time, Obama repeatedly advanced teams from the Big Ten. But he said "I think this is Indiana's year."

On the women's side, Obama selected Baylor, California, UConn and Notre Dame to advance to New Orleans. Baylor, UConn and Notre Dame are all No. 1 seeds and California is a No. 2 seed.

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