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Barack Obama congratulates Loyola Chicago after upset win over Miami

Vincent Frank

Loyola Chicago has been the buzz around the college basketball world during the unofficial first day of the NCAA Tournament. An 11th seed, the Ramblers took on Miami in their first tourney appearance in over three decades.

Down by one in the last seconds, Donte Ingram hit a long three-pointer to give Loyola an upset win against the sixth-seeded Hurricanes as time expired.

Keeping with what he did throughout his eight years in office, President Barack Obama filled out a bracket for this year’s tournament. And as a way to gloat as well as congratulate the Ramblers, he took to Twitter to make sure everyone knew this.

The addition of 98-year-old team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, was very much a nice touch here. She, too, became the talk of the tournament world while cheering on the Ramblers Thursday in Dallas.

To Mr. Obama, we say job well done. But it doesn’t beat what we saw from Loyola Chicago on Thursday.