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Barack Obama, Jay Wright

Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA title

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama congratulated the Villanova University men's basketball team Tuesday for winning what he described as "maybe the best title game of all time" in this year's NCAA tournament.

Forward Kris Jenkins provided the winning shot with a 3-point field goal as time expired. Jenkins did so just a few seconds after North Carolina had managed to tie the game with a remarkable shot as well.

Obama, a basketball enthusiast, welcomed the Wildcats to the White House East Room. He singled out several Wildcats and their coach, Jay Wright.

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard

National Championship - April 4
77  -  74


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Former UConn star Marshall to coach Central Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball player Donyell Marshall has been hired as head coach at Central Connecticut.

Marshall replaces Howie Dickenman, who retired following a 4-25 season, his 20th season at the school.

Central officials said they would introduce Marshall at a news conference on Thursday.