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Hoops champs Villanova to visit Obama at White House

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.

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Indiana's Blackmon withdraws from NBA draft on deadline day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has withdrawn from the NBA draft.

The Hoosiers made the announcement Tuesday.

Blackmon, a rising junior, missed the final 22 games last season after having knee surgery. He averaged 15.8 points in 13 games, shooting 46.3 percent on 3-pointers before getting hurt.

Blackmon announced in April he would enter the draft, though most people expected the former Indiana prep star to return to school.