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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket: Predicting When Obama's Bracket Will Be Busted

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IMarch 18, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans high fives the crowd as he runs off the court after defeating the St. Louis Billikens during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama's bracket may have taken a hit when Norfolk State shocked Missouri—one of his Final Four picks—but the president is suddenly in the 99.4th percentile after seeing NC State upset Georgetown.

Unlike many of ours, the president's bracket is far from being busted.

For now.

Here's a look at where the leader of the free world could still go terribly wrong with his picks. 

Ohio State to the Final 4

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 17:  Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes goes up for the ball in the second half against Robert Sacre #00 (L) and Mike Hart #30 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at
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The Buckeyes—and Aaron Craft, specifically—looked good against Gonzaga yesterday, but I just don't see the No. 2 seed making the Final Four. 

Jared Sullinger is a future first-round pick in the NBA draft, but he hasn't shown the aggressiveness nor toughness necessary to carry his team on a long run. He just looks too tentative and willing to take jumpers.

Against a good defensive team like Florida State or Cincinnati, Sullinger can't disappear, although Craft is elevating his game to a new level and taking the pressure off Sullinger. Also, when Deshaun Thomas and William Buford have solid games, Sullinger doesn't need to be as good.

Still, though, it's risky business when Sullinger doesn't perform.

If the Buckeyes get past the Sweet 16, Syracuse likely awaits and the Orange looked more comfortable without Fab Melo than they ever have against Kansas State. They are still incredibly deep and incredibly talented.

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Ohio State has a very tough road in front of it.

Michigan State over Louisville

Draymond Green is playing like a man on a mission right now, but Louisville matches up with the Spartans very well.

Not only can the Cardinals play an ugly game, which is what gave the Spartans trouble against St. Louis, but they have plenty of offensive weapons should the game speed up to Michigan State's liking.

Peyton Siva is one of the quickest guards in the nation and his newfound attacking style opens things up for shooters Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith.

Don't be surprised if the Cardinals knock off Michigan State and the president's bracket gets busted.

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