May 12th, 2009
05:28 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama talks hoops with Carolina Tar Heels

WASHINGTON (CNN)–The University of North Carolina men's basketball team, winner of the 2009 NCAA championship, met with President Obama Monday at the White House.

Led by coach Roy Williams, the Tar Heels posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized "Obama 1" jersey and framed photo of the president with the team. The photo was taken after Obama hit the court with the team for a game of pick up during a campaign stop in Chapel Hill in April of last year.

President Obama welcomed the team to the White House and also thanked the team for "salvaging my bracket and vindicating me in front of the entire nation." Obama choose the team in March to win the NCAA title.

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