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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obama struggles with NCAA picks

NEW YORK (AP) Better luck picking next year, Mr. President.

A day after his bracket was busted by Kansas' stunning loss to Northern Iowa, President Barack Obama went 5-3 in the men's NCAA tournament Sunday.

He has only nine teams remaining in the round of 16, but five of his final eight are still playing. Obama ranks 341,262nd on ESPN.com's leaderboard, putting him in the top 92.9 percent of users who made picks on the Web site.

That ranking is likely to drop next weekend as the tournament continues, because of the Jayhawks' 69-67 loss Saturday. Obama picked Kansas to beat Kentucky for the championship.

Obama's women's bracket also took a hit Sunday. He lost four of the eight early games after going 15-1 on the tournament's first day.

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