OTD: Obama goes blue for Michigan basketball

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:13pm

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Former President Barack Obama and current Gov. Rick Snyder are favoring the Michigan basketball teams in each of their respective NCAA tournament brackets, as Obama predicts the Wolverines will reach the Elite Eight and Snyder believes Michigan will win the National Championship.

The Obama Foundation tweeted out Obama’s picks for the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, in which he predicts North Carolina will win the men’s tournament and the University of Connecticut will win the women’s.  

Michigan, a No. 7 seed, would upset No. 2 seed Louisville and No 3. seed Oregon in Obama’s predictions.

President Donald Trump chose not to fill out a bracket with ESPN as Obama had done in the past as president, the Washington Post reported.

Snyder, a University alum, tweeted he wishes all the best to both Michigan and Michigan State, but is favoring his alma mater.

Snyder also predicts Michigan will upset Louisville and Oregon, as well as defeat rival Michigan State to reach the Final Four.

Michigan opens the tournament against 10th seeded Oklahoma State Friday.