President Barack Obama is a huge hoops fans. He’s attended more than a dozen basketball games since he became the leader of the free world.
With the women’s NCAA tournament having one of its regional pods being hosted at Maryland’s Xfinity Center, Obama and his daughter, Malia, watched the undefeated Princeton women’s team beat Green Bay in the Round of 64 on Saturday afternoon.
Why this game? A few reasons.
1. It was close enough to the White House, having taken place in College Park, Md.
2. Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman for the Princeton team.
3. He loves basketball.
4. Obama’s brother-in-law is Craig Robinson, the former Oregon State and Brown coach.
According to the Associated Press, a few members of the Robinson family were in attendance for the 80-70 Princeton win. The Tigers are now 31-0, and their relatively low No. 8 seed was the most controversial headline to come out of the seeding for the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Obama made his annual NCAA Tournament picks earleir this week, going with undefeated Kentucky to beat Villanova in the title game.