Former President Barack Obama has released his brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, making his prediction as to who will come out the victor.
The former president, who is an avid basketball fan, predicts that North Carolina will win the men’s basketball championship, according to his office March Madness bracket.
Obama predicts that the Tar Heels will face off against their top rival Duke in the championship game. On the women’s side, the ex-president is predicting a face-off between the University of Connecticut and Notre Dame, with UConn emerging as the ultimate winner.
While he was president, Obama filled out his March Madness brackets on ESPN each year. The network reportedly offered him the same opportunity this year. However, he turned it down, instead opting to unveil it on his foundation’s website.
“We heard from many of you that your experiences playing sports have helped you develop confidence, an appreciation for hard work, and a positive outlook despite the ups and downs of life,” a statement on the Obama Foundation website reads.
“In the spirit of good sportsmanship and good citizenship, here are President Obama’s picks for this year’s big dance.”
The former Commander in Chief correctly picked North Carolina to win the championship in his first year in office — 2009. His 2015 brackets for both the men’s and women’s tournaments now belong to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History..