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President loses first Sweet 16 team

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has already lost one of his final 16 teams in his NCAA tournament picks.

Obama had Louisville reaching the regional semifinals when he filled out a bracket for ESPN for the third straight year. The fourth-seeded Cardinals were upset by 13th-seeded Morehead State on the tournament's first full day Thursday.

Obama correctly predicted the other upset in the region, tabbing 12th-seeded Richmond to topple fifth-seeded Vanderbilt.

In fact, Obama was perfect for the rest of the early games other than that Louisville stumble. He picked the favored seeds to advance in the remaining six matchups, and they did.

In the night games, the only game Obama lost was his selection of Michigan State, which fell to UCLA.

Obama selected Kansas to win it all.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.