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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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3 Washington State players withdraw from draft consideration

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State's Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons.

The three declared for the draft in early April but didn't hire agents, making them eligible to return to school.

Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, led the team in scoring and led the Pac-12 in rebounding at 11.1 boards per game last season.