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Syracuse's Trevor Cooney gets a shout out from VP Joe Biden

The Veep was paying attention to Syracuse and Trevor Cooney's Sweet 16 performance. Getty Images

Wilmingtonians stick together.

On Friday, Syracuse senior guard Trevor Cooney, a Wilmington, Delaware, native had 15 points in the Orange's Sweet 16 win over Gonzaga.

On Saturday, Cooney received congratulations from another former Wilmington resident.

Vice President Joe Biden had other rooting interests as well. Biden received his law degree in 1968 from Syracuse College of Law.

Cooney and the Orange will face No. 1 seed Virginia Sunday night for a chance to go to the Final Four.