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Obama congratulates UConn

Updated: April 11, 2013, 12:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has congratulated coach Geno Auriemma and the University of Connecticut women's basketball team on winning their eighth NCAA championship.

The White House says that in a telephone call Wednesday, Obama commended the Huskies for their extraordinary season and their run in the tournament. The Huskies defeated Louisville 93-60 on Tuesday night to claim the championship.

The president also asked the coach to relay his congratulations to Breanna Stewart, ...

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