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Jeff Jacobs: Once Again The Underdog, UConn In A Role It Relishes

Jeff Jacobs: Once Again The Underdog, UConn In A Role It Relishes

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Barack Obama, our commander-in-bracketology, didn't pick UConn to win the national championship in 2011. He went with Kansas.

Obama didn't pick UConn in 2014, either. He went with Michigan State. He had seventh-seeded UConn getting eliminated in the second round.

Both times the payback was the chance to shake hands with Kevin Ollie at the White House reception for champions.

So when Obama picked Kansas to win it all this year and to knock out UConn in the process, maybe the reaction shouldn't have been to look at the Jayhawks' No. 1 ranking in the polls and nod in approval. Maybe it shouldn't have been to look at the Vegas odds that are...

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