BRISTOL, Conn. — President Barack Obama is picking Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri and North Carolina to reach the Final Four.
Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN for the fourth straight year. On the women's side, he selected Baylor, St. John's, Connecticut and Notre Dame to advance.
A noted basketball fan, Obama took British Prime Minister David Cameron to the men's tournament's first game Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio.
ESPN will reveal his full men's bracket Wednesday morning.
Kentucky and North Carolina are No. 1 seeds, while Missouri and Ohio State are seeded second in their regions. Baylor, UConn and Notre Dame are top seeds, with St. John's a No. 3 seed.
No. 2 seed Missouri (30-4)
vs. No. 15 seed Norfolk State (25-9)
WHEN: 3:40 p.m. Friday
WHERE: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.
RADIO: KTGR/1580 AM, 100.5 FM; KCMQ/96.7 FM
The Missouri men's basketball team is inviting fans to Mizzou Arena for a sendoff celebration for the Tigers. Coach Frank Haith will address supporters at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on the south side of Mizzou Arena before the team boards its bus for Omaha, Neb.
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