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UConn tweets an apology to Barack Obama for busting his bracket after Elite 8 win

Mar 30, 2014, 5:33 PM EST

Following tradition since he took office in 2008, President Barack Obama filled out a bracket in front of the nation.

Entering Sunday, Obama had predicted one of the Final Four teams, top-seeded Florida, while his national champion pick, Michigan State, was still alive. UConn put the finishing touches on Obama’s busted bracket with a 60-54 upset win in the Elite 8 on Sunday afternoon in Madison Square Garden.

The UConn athletic department send out this apology to the Commander-in-Chief:

Last year, Obama’s went with Louisville as his national champion.

Florida is the only correct team Obama has in the Final Four as the President saw Louisville and Arizona eliminated in consecutive rounds. The Gators will square off against the Huskies in Arlington for the first time since Dec. 2 when Shabazz Napier hit a game-winner inside Gampel Pavilion. It was the last time Florida has lost this season.

  1. onlyoneleft - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Obama should stick to politics. No, wait a minute—that won’t work either.

    • florida727 - Mar 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      He should stick to community organizing. The jury’s still out on his effectiveness at doing that.

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