Former President Obama unveiled his bracket for this year’s NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, in which he picked Michigan State and the University of Connecticut, respectively, to win.

“Just because I have more time to watch games doesn’t mean my picks will be better, but here are my brackets this year,” Obama tweeted, along with images of his selections in the men’s and women’s tournaments. 

In the men’s bracket, Obama has Michigan State defeating Virginia in the title game. He also picked North Carolina and Villanova to make the Final Four.

{mosads}All four schools are located in battleground states that, with the exception of Virginia, voted Republican in the 2016 election.

This marks the third straight year Obama has picked North Carolina to make the Final Four. He correctly predicted the Tar Heels would win the championship last year.

In the women’s tournament, Obama selected the University of Connecticut, a perennial powerhouse, to defeat Mississippi State in the championship game. His other Final Four selections on the women’s side are Notre Dame and Louisville. 

Obama, a passionate basketball fan, would typically appear on ESPN when he was in office to talk through his yearly NCAA picks.

President Trump declined to publicly fill out a bracket this year or in 2017.

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