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Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins and Kayla McBride react in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the semifinals of the Big East Conference women's tournament in Hartford, Conn., Monday, March 11, 2013. Notre Dame won 83-59. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (AP)
Obama picks Baylor over ND

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 22, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.

BRISTOL, Conn. — President Barack Obama is going with Brittney Griner and Baylor to win back-to-back titles in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

Obama’s pick was announced Friday, March 22, on ESPN. In his 2013 bracket, he has Baylor defeating Notre Dame in the April 9 final in New Orleans, a repeat of last year’s NCAA title matchup.

The president also selected Connecticut and California to advance to the Final Four. Baylor features 6-foot-8 dunking sensation Griner. Her team is on a 30-game winning streak after an early loss to Stanford.

Obama filled out his bracket Tuesday before departing on his Middle East trip. He picked Indiana to beat Louisville for the men’s title.

Baylor, Connecticut and Notre Dame are the women’s No. 1 seeds and California is a No. 2.