President Barack Obama plans to at least to track the scores of the scores of televised NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament games that tip off Thursday.
During an interview that aired Wednesday on ESPN, Obama said he watched the network's highlights of Syracuse's six-overtime victory over Connecticut in the Big East tournament last week, but that he "can't be staying up until two in the morning. I got work to do."
The president filled out his bracket for ESPN, largely going chalk, as he picked three No. 1 seed, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Louisville, and one No.2 Memphis to make the Final Four. He picked UNC over Louisville in the national final.
Obama, a big basketball fan and a player, said he would probably be able to catch the championship game on TV. He will be traveling, but "Air Force One does have DirecTV," he told ESPN.com senior basketball writer Andy Katz.
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