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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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Evan Maxwell transferring from Liberty to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Liberty forward Evan Maxwell is transferring to Kansas, where the school announced Monday that he will have to sit out next season under NCAA rules.

The 6-foot-10 Maxwell played two seasons for the Flames and started all but one game last season. He was second on the team with 10 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

He had a career-high 24 points with 12 rebounds in a game against Radford in December.