Obama congradulates Louisville

louisville cardinals ncaa championship odds

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated coach Rick Pitino (pih-TEE'-noh) and the University of Louisville men's basketball team on winning this year's NCAA championship.

View NCAA Futures Odds

The White House says Obama also congratulated Pitino on his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

During a telephone call on Wednesday, the White House says Obama told the coach that Monday night's game was exciting to watch and that he's built an impressive team. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 to win the tournament.

Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama also were proud of the way guard Kevin Ware handled his broken leg during the team's Midwest Regional final victory over Duke.

The president, who is an ardent basketball fan, said he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.

Bet NCAA Futures Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NCAAB Discussions

cbb plays for tues 12/6 on Tue, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
nba plays for mon 12/5 on Tue, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
nba plays for tues 12/6 on Tue, Dec 2016 by Timmy1961
NBA Trends Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 on Tue, Dec 2016 by Blade
Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail East Carolina vs. Virginia Prediction Is Virginia a good bounce-back candidate to win and roll against East Carolina at 7:00PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail Gators chomping through competition Florida has dropped five straight clashes with non-SEC opponents ranked in the top five. But can Mike White’s team rise to the occasion...
Thumbnail Arizona St. vs. Purdue Prediction Can No. 18 Purdue lock down an impressive Arizona State offense when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail UConn vs. Syracuse Pick Will No. 22 Syracuse have any trouble with a banged-up Connecticut team when they meet up at 7PM ET?
Thumbnail Upset-minded UCLA visits Kentucky Kentucky and UCLA don’t receive the chance to come together very often. That merely adds to the excitement preceding this afternoon’s clash of the titans at Rupp...

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages