PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Villanova coach Jay Wright and star guard Scottie Reynolds are quite pleased that President Obama picked the Wildcats to make the Final Four. The president picked his bracket for ESPN and his Final Four selections were released Tuesday.
"I always thought he had a great basketball mind. I really did," Wright said about Obama. "I like his game. I saw him play. I hope he's right. If the president likes your program, that's a great thing. I'll take it. I voted for him. If [his wife] Patti gets to meet him, that's even better. She loves him, more than [she does] me. She said, 'What does that mean? Do I get to meet him?' [His son] Reilly wants to meet him to. But Patti's got a crush on him."
Said Reynolds: "Oh, man. I've been trying to meet President Obama, for the longest time. So for him to pick us means a lot. I wish he was at the Georgetown game [on Feb. 6, in Washington, during snowstorm]. The game before that, I saw him at the Duke game [down there]. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing. It feels good, having that under your belt. It's something you can always look at it, the rest of your life."