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Indiana coach Tom Crean knows that the nation's basketballer-in-chief picked his Hoosiers to win the NCAA tournament.
He just hopes President Obama is right this time.
Crean appreciates the endorsement his top-seeded team received from Obama, who filled out his brackets this week before leaving on a trip to the Middle East. Crean, though, joked he was nervous after learning Obama has picked just one of the past four champions.
The Hoosiers (27-6) will face No. 16 seed James Madison on Friday in the first round of the East Regional. The Dukes (21-14) beat LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday for a chance to take on one of the powerhouses from the Big Ten.
Crean said playing in the rugged conference ''prepares you for anything and everything'' and ''to never take anything lightly.''
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Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:
Transcript after the jump.
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