President Barack Obama, whose niece plays for the Tigers, popped over to College Park, Md., to catch the team’s NCAA Tournament opener against Green Bay. The Commander in Chief has a lot of faith in eight-seeded Princeton — which also is wife Michelle’s alma mater — picking the squad to reach the Final Four before falling to seemingly shoo-in champion UConn.
The Tigers did their part Saturday, winning 80-70, although Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, didn’t play. She averaged 3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Tigers during a 30-0 regular season that ended in an Ivy League championship.
While critics have called out Obama for filling out NCAA Tournament brackets, he has the Princeton student section in his corner.
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Obama also grooved along with MC Hammer’s classic “U Can’t Touch This” and tried to cheer the Princeton fan involved in the on-court dance-off, so all in all, it was a nice afternoon for POTUS.
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