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Mar 15, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; George Washington Colonials head coach Mike Lonergan reacts during the first half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference college basketball tournament at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

George Washington coach Mike Lonergan is disappointed President Barack Obama didn't pick his team to win a single game in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Lonergan tweeted to the president this week after Obama revealed his bracket, picking Michigan State to win the national title. Obama took Memphis to beat GW in a round of 64 game Friday. 

Apparently Lonergan believes Obama should have picked the Colonials based purely on the school's proximity to the White House. Obama also picked against American in a Thursday game against Wisconsin.

So, to recap, the president picked against George Washington and American. Something just seems wrong there. Good thing Liberty didn't make the tournament. Republicans would have a field day.

Lonergan later followed up with a tweet to the First Lady. He also made sure to clarify that he was joking with the president.

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