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VCU's a trendy upset pick

Updated: March 19, 2009, 10:45 AM ET
By Dana O'Neil

PHILADELPHIA -- No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth is the hot upset pick in this bracket, with people lining up behind the team that ousted Duke in the first round two years ago.

First among them: the First Fan.

Barack Obama chose VCU in an upset in the bracket he did with ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Tuesday, a choice that didn't escape either team.

"That's because we beat Oregon State twice," UCLA freshman Jrue Holiday said, referring to the team coached by Obama's brother-in-law, ...

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