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Obama going with Tar Heels to win it all

Associated Press

Updated: March 18, 2009, 1:05 PM EST


BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Barack Obama picked North Carolina to defeat Louisville for the NCAA championship, a relatively safe selection for a trailblazing president.

The president had top-seeded Pittsburgh join the No. 1-seeded Tar Heels and Cardinals in the Final Four, but chose second-seeded Memphis to beat Connecticut in the West Regional.

"I think Memphis has got a very athletic team," Obama said. "I think they've got a good shot."

Perhaps showing some indecision, Obama initially had the Panthers playing Louisville for the national title in the file posted online. Pitt was scratched out of the title game in favor of North Carolina, which in turn replaced Louisville in the "champion" box.

"Here's what I like about Carolina: experience and balance," Obama said.

Familiarity, too. Obama played a pickup game with Tyler Hansbrough and the Tar Heels while campaigning in North Carolina last April.

"Now, for all the Tar Heels who are watching, I picked you last year

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Saw this today during the Noon version of Sportscenter, it'll be on during the 6pm and 11pm editions as well.

He's got the National Championship Game correct, just not the winner.

I guess he assumes Lawson will be healthy....lets hope he is :D

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