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|Obama Comes Up Empty in Final Four
|WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has come up empty in the Final Four.
Like millions of other fans around the country, Obama lost his last Final Four team -- and his national champion -- when top-seeded Kansas was stunned by Virginia Commonwealth in the Southwest Regional final Sunday.
Obama picked all four No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four in Houston, but Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Duke and Kansas have all been eliminated during a wild NCAA tournament filled with upsets.
No. 8 seed Butler will play 11th-seeded VCU in one national semifinal Saturday. No. 3 seed Connecticut faces fourth-seeded Kentucky in the other one.
Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the third straight year. He is in the 94th percentile out of 5.9 million brackets submitted on ESPN.com.
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