April 27 (UPI) — The Virginia men’s basketball team has declined, while the Baylor women’s team has accepted a visit to the White House after NCAA tournament title wins.
“We have received inquiries about a visit to the White House,” coach Tony Bennett tweeted. “With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together. We would have to respectfully decline an invitation.”
Virginia defeated Texas Tech on April 8 in overtime 85-77 to win its first NCAA men’s basketball championship.
Last year’s men’s NCAA champion, Villanova, did not receive an invitation to the White House.