Obama’s bracket puts him in 30th percentile
by Dan Shanoff, USA TODAY Sports
Perhaps Dwyane Wade can help President Obama make picks next year (USA TODAY Sports Images)
After the Round of 64, President Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament bracket picks are behind more than 60% of the country.
Friday’s set of games featured one big high (picking LaSalle over Kansas State) and one modest upset pick (Minnesota over UCLA, which half the country predicted), but also some tough misses, most notably Wisconsin, one of the President’s Elite Eight picks.
He was caught up in the Georgetown debacle — who wasn’t? — but also missed the other game in that bracket pairing, picking Oklahoma instead of San Diego State.
His final Round of 64 tally: 20-12, losing three Sweet 16 teams in the process (Wisconsin, Georgetown and New Mexico).
Looking ahead to the Round of 32, the President went all chalk (the top 4 seeds in each region), besides Wisconsin. With most of the country picking the same way, he won’t gain much ground, but any upsets mean he won’t fall further behind, either.
It is too early to say that the President’s bracket was busted in the tournament’s manic first two days, but f nothing else, he gets to sit back and enjoy the “Marshall Henderson versus LaSalle for a Sweet 16 spot” show unencumbered by bracket allegiances.… [For more on President Obama's NCAA tournament bracket puts him in 30th percentile, click here.]