President Obama attends Green Bay-Princeton NCAA women's game

Saturday March 21st, 2015

President Barack Obama attended Saturday's NCAA tournament game between Green Bay and Princeton in Maryland to support his niece, Leslie Robinson, a freshman forward for Princeton.

Princeton won 80-70 for its first-ever NCAA tournament victory, moving to 31-0 this season in the process.

Robinson did not play in the game. Her father, former Oregon State men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, is the brother of Michelle Obama and was also in attendance.

From the Associated Press:

Obama was accompanied by his daughter Malia, mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, Craig Robinson and other Robinson family members.

Most spectators wore orange ''Tiger Pride'' T-shirts to support the Princeton team. Obama wore a dark sweater.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former professional basketball player and a Chicago pal of the president, also attended.

The first lady is traveling in Cambodia.

Princeton, the No. 8 seed in the Spokane regional, will next face the winner of Saturday's game between No. 1 Maryland and No. 16 New Mexico State.

Mike Fiammetta

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