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Obama cheers niece on at NCAA women's basketball game

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is cheering for his niece at the NCAA tournament game between Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin -- Green Bay.

His niece, Leslie Robinson, plays forward for the undefeated Princeton team. Leslie is the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson.

The first-round NCAA tournament game is being played Saturday in College Park, Maryland.

Obama was accompanied by his daughter Malia, mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, Craig Robinson and other Robinson family members.

Most in Obama's group wore orange "Tiger Pride" T-shirts to support the Princeton team. Obama wore a dark sweater.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former professional basketball player and a Chicago pal of the president, also attended.

The first lady is traveling in Cambodia.

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