WASHINGTON (AP) Beat the buzzer, visit the White House.
White House officials said Tuesday that the Villanova men's basketball team will visit with President Barack Obama next week. The visit comes nearly two months after Villanova won its first title since 1985, on a buzzer beater from Kris Jenkins against North Carolina.
Obama's love of hoops is well known as a fan and recreational player. He's taken in games and even appeared on college basketball telecasts, and has an annual ritual of revealing his bracket picks for the NCAA Tournament, both men's and women's.
He regularly hosts pro and college title teams at the White House.
Villanova has been in celebration mode ever since Jenkins sunk his 3-pointer as time expired. The Wildcats have been honored with a parade in downtown Philadelphia and other events.
Jenkins said this month he would stay at Villanova for his senior season, skipping the NBA draft.
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