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Gov. Rick Scott has Miami Hurricanes victorious, FGCU going far in March Madness bracket



In his official prediction for this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is favoring his home-state teams.

He picked the University of Miami Hurricanes to go all the way and claim the National Championship over the Michigan State Spartans.

He's also predicting Florida Gulf Coast University will make it to the Elite Eight. He has the Eagles besting No. 1-seeded North Carolina, USC and Kentucky before losing to West Virginia in the East regional finals.

Scott posted a signed copy of his selections on Twitter this afternoon, including a photo of himself filling out the bracket:

Let’s Go Canes! Let’s Go Dunk City! @CanesHoops @FGCU_MBB #MarchMadness

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) March 16, 2016

View his complete bracket through the photos above.

Full disclosure: This reporter is a Michigan State alumna.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:44pm]


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