*The last brackets of the Barack-etology era have been completed.
President Obama filled out his NCAA men’s and women’s tournament brackets with ESPN’s Andy Katz and Rebecca Lobo, respectively, for the final time under his presidency.
His pics? POTUS has Kansas beating North Carolina for the men’s title. If he’s correct, it’ll be his second accurate pick after correctly choosing North Carolina in his first year in office in 2009.
This marks his third time picking Kansas to win it all, after selecting the Jayhawks in 2010 and 2011.
“Bill Self owes me,” Obama joked. “I’m putting Kansas in here. Coach, I’m just teasing. I’m not putting pressure on you. But I think the Jayhawks in a squeaker get past UNC.”
On the women’s side, Obama has Florida State, UConn, South Carolina and Notre Dame in the Final Four, with UConn beating Notre Dame for the crown.
“UConn is, in fact, going to make history,” Obama said. “Breanna Stewart is going to win championships every year that she’s there. Coach Geno [Auriemma] is gonna be feeling pretty good about himself, he’s gonna be making one last appearance at the White House and will have overtaken John Wooden’s record for most NCAA victories.”