Obama's women's pick? Baylor

Updated: March 16, 2012, 10:58 AM ET
ESPN.com

If Baylor wins the NCAA women's basketball title, President Barack Obama will have picked the tournament champion for the second time in three years.

Obama tabbed Baylor to beat Notre Dame in the championship game in his annual women's bracket selections, which were unveiled Friday.

Obama said that Lady Bears center Brittney Griner would be the star of the tournament. When ESPN analyst Doris Burke asked whether he would play against Griner if Baylor visited the White House, the president replied that she probably would block his shot. Griner is 6-foot-8; Obama is listed as 6-foot-1.

The president's Final Four included three No. 1 seeds -- Baylor, Notre Dame and Connecticut -- but he went with third-seeded St. John's to win the Fresno region, upsetting Stanford in the regional final.

Obama also had seventh-seeded Louisville getting to the Elite Eight in the Raleigh region, and third-seeded Delaware upsetting second-seeded Tennessee in the Des Moines region semifinals.

The only upset the president took in the first round was Iowa State, a 10th seed, beating No. 7 Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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