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2012 NCAA Tournament Predictions: President Barack Obama Picks Ohio State To Reach Final Four

One thing that has become a March Madness tradition is the First Bracket, as ESPN's Andy Katz visits with Barack Obama to fill out the President's college hoops picks. In addition to filling out a bracket, Obama also took in some live action on Tuesday when he visited Dayton for the First Four game between Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State.

On Wednesday, he filled out his bracket again with Katz, and Buckeye fans will be pleased to know he has OSU winning the East region. Unfortunately for Ohio State fans, that's as far as he has Thad Matta's club advancing, with the Bucks losing to North Carolina in the national semifinal. He has the Heels winning at all, defeating Kentucky in the title game. That's the second time in his term that he's picked Roy Williams and UNC to cut down the nets.

More: Check out President Obama's complete bracket.

Perhaps looking to win some votes in Southwest Ohio, the President has both the Cincinnati Bearcats and Xavier Musketeers winning their first round games. The President did not predict a Bobcat upset, however, with OU dropping their opening round matchup to Michigan.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Buckeyes, visit Along The Olentangy, SB Nation's Ohio State blog. For all your NCAA tournament news and more on the Fab Melo suspension, be sure to visit SB Nation's college hoops hub.

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