Obama Plays It Conservative, Takes Kansas To Win It All

By Off the BASN Wire
Updated: March 17, 2011

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Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama has made his picks for the NCAA Tournament, and he has kept it relatively simple, sticking with NCAA basketball favorites at BetUS

In 2009, the President went with North Carolina, but anyone with a brain could have picked that as the Tar Heels were, far and away, the best team in the country that year. Last year, Obama went with Kansas, who were ousted in the second round by Northern Iowa, and Duke kept the championship in the state of North Carolina. This year, the President is staying with the Jayhawks, who earned a No.1 seed, and he picked the other top seeds to make it to Houston in Duke, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. It’s safe to say if Obama was a betting man, he’s riding with the favorites all the way.

In the final, Obama has the Jayhawks taking down the Buckeyes because they have more scoring, which is a very popular pick amongst those making picks. The President isn’t going to step outside the box with his NCAA basketball picks, as many have said and written that these two teams are the best squads in the country. We wonder if he’d be willing to change his picks if the Blue Devils announce that Kyrie Irving will be in the lineup for Duke, but we think Obama would stick by his selection of the Jayhawks, who have the depth, talent and skill at both ends of the floor to win the sixth national title for the program. However, Ohio State would beg to differ, so Obama may have lost a few Buckeye voters with his Kansas pick.