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Barack Obama wins game of P-I-G against UConn women's basketball team

President Barack Obama playing P-I-G against members of the NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team.

He already shared his NCAA bracket with the entire country. So it's not surprising U.S. president and basketball aficionado Barack Obama challenged the Connecticut Huskies to a game of P-I-G after hosting the Huskies Monday at a White House ceremony for their 2009 NCAA championship. 

UConn center Tina Charles told the Hartford Courant that Obama won the game against her, Maya Moore and Renee Montgomery.

Montgomery, who was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx, was quoted in the same article, saying Obama missed only one of five shots. 

"His shot was a little unorthodox," UConn Coach Geno Auriemma told reporters. "But I've always said I've never met a bad left-handed shooter. And he talks a little trash too. A typical, Chicago trash-talker. But he can back it up. That's all that counts. He's got the swagger."

It turns out Obama fully deserved the Huskies jersey with his name.

"No. 1, that's what I'm talking about," Obama said at the ceremony. "I will wear it when I'm playing."

— Mark Medina

Photo: President Barack Obama playing P-I-G against members of the NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. Credit: Pete Souza / EPA
 
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