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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

SEC Basketball

Suspended guard Marcus Stroman leaving South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Suspended sophomore point guard Marcus Stroman is transferring from South Carolina.

School spokeswoman Emily Miles confirmed Tuesday that Stroman was leaving the program. He was among five players suspended in March by coach Frank Martin for a "conduct issue" before the Gamecocks opened NIT play. Stroman becomes the third of those five who are no longer with the team, following the transfers of freshmen Jamill Gregory and Eric Cobb who were both arrested on charges involving firing a BB gun in a neighbor near campus.