President Barack Obama applauds as he attends a Princeton vs Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Obama’s niece Leslie Robinson, plays for Princeton. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama cheered for his niece’s Princeton team Saturday as the squad defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay in a first-round NCAA Tournament game.
The 80-70 victory by Princeton means the team remains undefeated.
Obama’s niece, freshman Princeton forward Leslie Robinson, did not appear in the game for her team.
Leslie Robinson is the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson.
Obama sat a few rows away from courtside surrounded by an entourage that included his daughter Malia, mother-in-law Marian Robinson, Craig Robinson and other Robinson family members. Both Craig Robinson and the first lady are Princeton graduates.
Most in Obama’s group wore orange “Tiger Pride” T-shirts to support Princeton. Obama wore a dark sweater.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former professional basketball player and a Chicago pal of the president, also attended.
Michelle Obama missed seeing her niece because she is traveling in Cambodia.
Princeton’s win had some wondering whether Obama would return again on Monday when the Tigers take on the winner of Saturday’s matchup between Maryland and New Mexico State.
Obama took in another game after seeing Princeton: He went to Andrews Air Force Base to play golf with some of his aides.
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