"I'm just a fool for the Tar Heels, all I can say?" Obama told Andy Katz of ESPN during its special selection of traditional ESPN (see video below).
The sports network revealed the full tournament bracket Obama on "SportsCenter" on Wednesday morning, for a segment that has been called "Barack-ethology". Tuesday announced that Obama had chosen the State of Ohio and Missouri, along with North Carolina and Kentucky to the Final Four.
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Three of those four schools are in the swing states, and in the final game of Obama has opted for public school on the red swing state of Kentucky. Obama's nominating convention this summer will take place in North Carolina.
Obama, however, offered no clue that politics was playing on their options. The Wildcats, he said, are "a talented team."
But North Carolina is "an older team, a team with more experience. And since he won for me the last time the last time you picked them up, I hope to be able to get a little redemption," said Obama .
Obama is one-to-three in the selection of winners of the tournament during his administration. In 2009 he correctly chose North Carolina to win it all. In 2010 and 2011 took Kansas, but Duke and the University of Connecticut won the tournament.
Overall, Obama said that when he looks at his stand, which is "great in the momentum," usually opt for the hot teams that come in the tournament of 68 teams. He also likes computers with good owners, Katz said.
"I think that's a big difference. Being able to make free throws, you just have a little" he said. "Other than that, everything is to throw darts."
As he made his selections, Katz said a curious - was chosen by Harvard University, where he went to law school.
"I will be rooting for Harvard, but too much of a stretch," he said.
March Madness has always been a big problem in the Obama White House, but especially this year. On Tuesday, Obama took the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Dayton, Ohio, for a first round match.
While Cameron officially welcomed to the White House for a state visit Wednesday morning, said he was happy to share with the leader to visit "a unique tradition of America bracketology".