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President Barack Obama attended one of the weekend's big college basketball games after playing a round of golf Saturday.
Obama's motorcade took him directly from a golf course at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland to Washington's Verizon Center to watch Syracuse and Marquette play for a berth in the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament.
With less than 11 minutes remaining in the first half of the East Regional final, Obama appeared on the Jumbotron suspended above the Verizon Center court. He was sitting with Reggie Love, his former personal aide at the White House and a member of the Duke team that won the NCAA championship in 2001. At least one other friend, Marty Nesbitt, was sitting with Obama.
The audience responded with loud applause when Obama's face flashed on the huge screen, and he smiled and waved.
Earlier Saturday, Obama played golf for the first time since automatic spending cuts known as the sequester went into effect on March 1.
Some conservatives have called on Obama to give up golf since popular public tours of the White House have been canceled because of the budget cuts. The White House has said the tours were canceled to keep Secret Service agents from being furloughed because of the spending reductions.
Obama played golf with Nesbitt and two White House aides.
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