President Barack Obama Attends Princeton Basketball Game

President Barack Obama Attends Princeton Basketball Game

On Saturday, President Barack Obama and his daughter, Malia, attended the first round NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Green Bay at the Xfinity Center on the University of Maryland’s Campus. Freshman Leslie Robinson, who is a reserve forward for the only undefeated team in the women’s tournament is Obama’s niece. Her father, who is the former men’s basketball coach at Oregon State, and Michelle Obama’s brother, was also at the game along with other members of the family.



Princeton won the game, 80-70 and improved to 31-0. They will advance to the second round. The first lady was in Japan this week, and was not able to attend on Saturday morning, but she did attend an earlier game against American University in Washington, D.C. During that trip, the Princeton team visited the White House.



This is not the first time that members of the Obama administration have attended games in the women’s tournament. Vice President Joe Biden was present at the 2010 national championship game between Connecticut and Stanford, which took place in San Antonio. He was also at a 2013 second-round game between the University of Delaware and North Carolina.