Florida State’s women’s basketball team arrived in College Station, Texas, for Saturday’s first round game of the NCAA tournament with extra motivation. …
The leader of our country is counting on them to make him look good.
President Barack Obama picked the fifth-seeded Seminoles to reach the Final Four, something they have never accomplished in their history. The President has FSU and three No. 1 seeds advancing to Indianapolis, but he has FSU losing in the semifinals. Obama made his picks on ESPN.
Obama has Connecticut defeating FSU and Notre Dame advancing past South Carolina in the semis and UConn over the Irish in the April 5 title game. 5.
This marks the fifth time in seven years Obama has gone with the Huskies to win the title.
FSU coach Sue Semrau told Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat that she appreciates her program being recognized. The Seminoles (23-7) are in the NCAA tournament for the 13th time since 2000. They have reached the Elite Eight twice, including last year as the No. 2 seed, where they lost to No. 1 seed South Carolina.
“It is fun to be recognized at that level, not only by ESPN but by the President of the United States is pretty fun,” Semrau told Henry.
Obama has FSU beating No. 12 Middle Tennessee, No. 4 Texas A&M, No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Louisville on the way to the Final Four. The Seminoles’ first round game is Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Obama is all over the bracket with Florida teams. He has South Florida as the lowest seed (No. 6) to reach the Sweet 16 with the Bulls upsetting UCLA in the second round.
But he has Florida and Miami, both 5 seeds, losing in the first round to 12 seeds. Obama picked Albany to upset the Gators and South Dakota State to send home the Hurricanes.