President Barack Obama picked a top-seeded team on the men’s side to win the 2015 NCAA basketball tournament, and did the same thing when selecting whom he believes will be the women’s winner.
The president –for the fourth time in six seasons– picked the one-seed Connecticut Huskies to win the 2015 women’s college basketball championship.
“They lost early but they haven’t been losing lately. I think the average victory is still around 40 points, so they’re looking pretty strong,” the president told ESPN’s Rebecca Lobo, who won a championship with UConn in 1995.
The Huskies –who cut down the nets last season, winning their ninth title– went 32-1 this season, with the only loss coming against the Stanford Cardinal in the fourth game of the season.
The president has fared far better picking women’s college basketball championship teams on ESPN than men’s, going 3-2 in the past five seasons. With his men’s picks, the president has gone 1-5 in six seasons. Obama has only picked two teams each of the past six seasons as his predicted champions: Connecticut and the Baylor Lady Bears.
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“I joke with Geno [Auriemma], I think he’s got a room here at the White House, he’s been here so often,” Obama told ESPN.