Obama attends NCAA Elite Eight game

President Obama watched some Elite Eight hoops at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

The president, fresh off a round of golf, was in attendance as Syracuse and Marquette battled to become the first Final Four team in this year’s NCAA college basketball tournament, according to pool reports.

The president was flashed on the big screen at the stadium and greeted with loud applause. Obama, sitting next to his former body man Reggie Love, smiled and waved.

The president didn’t pick either team to make it this far in the tournament. In his East Region bracket, Obama picked Indiana and Miami, both of whom were ousted from the tournament on Thursday.

Obama, an avid college basketball fan, who shares his picks every year on ESPN, admitted earlier this week that early-round upsets in the tournament had left his bracket “busted.” 

“I think my women’s bracket's done much better than my men’s bracket,” Obama joked at a White House event on Wednesday.

Vice President Joe Biden also caught some hoops last week, watching the Delaware Lady Blue Hens win in the Sweet 16 round of the women’s tournament in Newark, N.J., according to reports.

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