US President Barack Obama


Spartans for the win!

That's President Barack Obama's prediction, as the U.S. commander in chief made his picks on Wednesday for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.

During what has become an annual event with ESPN known as "Barack-etology," Obama chose Michigan State to defeat Louisville in the championship game.

"Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," Obama told ESPN's Andy Katz. "I've got Michigan State going all the way...He knows how to motivate folks and he knows how to coach...Bring it home for me. It's been a while since I've won my pool."

In additon to Michigan State and Louisville, Obama also picked Florida and Arizona to reach the Final Four.

"I know these are not imaginative picks, but I think they're the right ones," he remarked.

Later, Obama joked about what he would do if he won Warren Buffett's March Madness challenge, which promises $1 billion to anyone who can perfectly predict every outcome in the tournament.

"I'm sure somebody would ask me to pay down more of the federal debt," he said, before adding with a smile, "Michelle might want a few shoes."

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