March Madness: Barack Obama picks Duke as NCAA champion; Gov. Cooper picks UNC

As March Madness gets underway, thousands of brackets are getting filled.

On Thursday, former President Barack Obama, who has claimed to be a Carolina fan at heart, picked Duke as the NCAA champion.



Obama's bracket has Duke beating Carolina in the final game.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper, a UNC alumnus, disagrees. He predicts UNC will beat Florida State, coached by North Carolina native Leonard Hamilton, in the championship game.

"I've become a big Florida State fan," Cooper said.



"I think this is the year, with their seniors and their strong core--I'm going to pick the Tar Heels winning the national championship," Cooper said.
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