In a hilarious twist of fate, Joe Biden’s NCAA March Madness tournament bracket has already been busted. The 46th President of the United States picked the Arizona Wildcats as his final winner, but unfortunately for him, they didn’t even make it out of the first round.
No. 15 Princeton pulled off a stunning upset, toppling No. 2 seed Arizona 59-55 in a game that left Wildcat fans scratching their heads. The Tigers scored the final nine points of the game, holding Arizona scoreless for over four minutes to seal the deal.
Good luck to every team in this year's NCAA tournament.
I’ve got Arizona in the men’s tournament and Villanova in the women’s – and as you know, in this household, Villanova always wins. pic.twitter.com/iILzABTCuo
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 16, 2023
Throughout NCAA tournament history, there have been ten instances where 15th seeded teams have managed to topple their 2nd seeded opponents. However, as of the 2022 tournament, 15th seeds had only won 9 out of 135 games against 2nd seeds, resulting in a mere 6.25% win rate.
The Wildcats’ 55 points were a season-low, and they were completely outmatched by the underdog Ivy League team. This upset victory by Princeton was the largest by an Ivy League team since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, leaving President Biden’s bracket in shambles. At least Obama knew hoops…
NO. 15 PRINCETON WITH THE UPSET OVER NO. 2 ARIZONA.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 16, 2023