OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced his prediction for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and it wasn’t much of a surprise. Inslee, who is a big booster of all sports teams in Washington, picked the state’s only team in the tourney to win it all.
Before signing more than two dozen bills Tuesday from the recent legislative session, Inslee reached into his jacket pocket to pull out a piece of paper with the selection. Not that he needed to be reminded.
“Go Bulldogs,” he said. He has Gonzaga beating Virginia in the Final Four, and Villanova for the championship.
Other than the Zags, Inslee tended to stick with No. 1 seeds into the Final Four. But he has No. 4 Gonzaga beating No. 1 seed Xavier in the Sweet 16 and No. 2 North Carolina in the Elite Eight.
Inslee’s staff said the office does not wager on the tournament. The brackets are for bragging rights.
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