After profanity, NC State player tweets: 'I loveeee Obama HONEST!!'
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A college basketball player on Sunday apologized for swearing at President Obama for picking his team’s opponent in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

North Carolina State point guard Cat Barber walked back the outburst on Twitter as March Madness excitement.

“Got nothing but respect for @barackobama,” Barber tweeted. “Love our president! Caught up in a moment, Sweet 16!!!”


The rising sophomore initially caught ears during a victory celebration in the Wolfpack’s locker room after 8-seed NC State beat top-seeded Villanova on Saturday, 71-68.

“What the f*ck is wrong with President Obama?” Barber roared in the team huddle.

President Obama is an avid hoops fan that – like millions of regular Americans – fills out a bracket of tournament predictions each season. He picked the Wildcats to beat NC State in their meeting this year.

Barber chalked up the incident to post-game adrenaline on Twitter Sunday.

“Good team win tonight and Yall know I loveeee Obama HONEST!!” he tweeted.

NC State will play the winner of Sunday’s University of Northern Iowa and University of Louisville game next Friday.

Barber is not the only college basketball personality who has lambasted Obama’s picks since the tournament launched last Wednesday.

Georgia State University coach Ron Hunter on Friday also mocked the president for picking Baylor University in his bracket. Georgia State snuck past Baylor with a three-pointer in the contest that same day.

“I hope you make better decisions in that presidency than you did about Georgia State,” Hunter joked post-game.

Georgia State lost to Xavier University, 67-75, on Saturday.