The NCAA tournament on television provided somewhat of a backdrop to President Obama's visit of troops in Afghanistan.
That was followed by a tour of a mess hall, where the President worked the room as Michigan State played Tennessee on the television screens hung around the walls. (Before Obama entered, White House aides had the channel changed on the television, from a motocross event to the NCAA tournament.)
The hoops junkie Obama briefly took in some of the action even with the Obama bracket being busted. The commander-in-chief had predicted a Kansas-Georgetown game in the Elite Eight.