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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.

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Oliver, Nevada beat Vermont 86-72 in CBI quarterfinals

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cameron Oliver scored 23, on 9-of-16 shooting, with 11 rebounds, and D.J. Fenner had 21 points to lead Nevada to an 86-72 win over Vermont in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night.

Marqueze Coleman made 6 of 7 field goals and finished with 20 points for Nevada, while Tyron Criswell scored 11.