President's bracket hopes pick up
President Barack Obama won a little game of pickup.
Off to a slow start in his NCAA tournament bracket, Obama's was among 839,356 ESPN brackets that went eight-for-eight on Saturday.
The president picked top seeds North Carolina and Connecticut to reach the round of 16.
His other choices to win second-round games -- Villanova, Memphis, Oklahoma, Purdue, Duke and Gonzaga -- also advanced. He moved up to 2,773,792th place out of the close to 5 million people who entered the ESPN bracket challenge.
Obama correctly predicted 19 of 32 first-round games.
A pair of his choices to make the round of 16, Wake Forest and Florida State, lost in the first round.
Seven entries in the ESPN bracket challenge started 39-1.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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