President picks UNC in pool

Updated: April 7, 2009, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

Nice pick, Mr. President!

North Carolina delivered the big win President Barack Obama predicted at the outset, beating Michigan State 89-72 Monday night for the NCAA championship.

Obama's bracket looked sharp after the victory -- he finished in the top 20 percent of the 5 million-plus people who entered's pool.

The president had dropped into the bottom half earlier in the tournament when the first three teams he forecast to reach the Final Four -- Louisville, Pittsburgh and Memphis -- lost in earlier rounds.

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