Barack Obama, Jay Wright

Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA title

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama congratulated the men's basketball team at Villanova University 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.

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard

National Championship - April 4
77  -  74


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Lee will transfer from Kentucky, Briscoe returning to school

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats.

Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday that the 6-foot-9 junior wants to transfer to a school out west to be closer to his family. Lee participated in the NBA draft combine but was given an outside chance at being selected. He'll have one season of eligibility remaining and says, "I'm trying to do what's right for me and my family."