President Barack Obama called Villanova University Men's Basketball head coach Jay Wright on Wednesday, April 6, to congratulate him and the team on their victory in the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship. The President noted that this win was the culmination of an impressive year for the team, and was a particularly exciting championship game. He looks forward to welcoming the Wildcats to the White House to congratulate the entire team in person.
Click here to watch video of the President’s phone call to Jay Wright.
Villanova defeated North Carolina, 77-74, on Monday night to claim the 2016 National Championship. Junior forward Kris Jenkins hit a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to break a 74-74 tie and give the Wildcats the title. Click here for more on the game.