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Gov. Rick Scott picks Hurricanes to win NCAA tournament

Scott picks Seminoles to win women's tournament in all-Florida Final Four

Gov. Rick Scott signs his NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket after picking the Miami Hurricanes to win it all.
Gov. Rick Scott signs his NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket after picking the Miami Hurricanes to win it all.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott is picking the University of Miami to win the men's college basketball tournament.

Florida's Republican governor made his NCAA tournament selections Wednesday, picking the Hurricanes to win the 2016 national championship.

Scott's Final Four teams are Miami, Michigan State, Oklahoma and West Virginia. He picked the Hurricanes to beat Michigan State in next month's national championship game in Houston.

Miami is a No. 3 seed in the south region. Scott's bracket has the Hurricanes beating No. 14-seed Buffalo and No. 2-seed Arizona to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. He then has Miami defeating No. 7-seed Iowa in the Sweet Sixteen and upsetting top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight, setting up a date with Oklahoma -- the No. 2 seed in the west -- in the Final Four.

Scott also picked Florida Gulf Coast to advance to the Elite Eight. The Eagles are the No. 16 seed in the east.

The governor's faith in Florida teams was even more pronounced in the women's college basketball tournament bracket. He picked an all-Florida Final Four comprised of Florida State, Florida, Miami and South Florida.

Scott has the Seminoles getting past top-seeded Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen, disposing of the Bulls in the Final Four and beating the rival Gators to claim their first national championship in the sport.

It may just be a lot of wishful thinking, but why can't a governor dream big?


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