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Obama celebrates UConn's winning basketball teams

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Photo - President Barack Obama reaches out to Stefanie Dolson after she slipped off of the riser and recovered her balance, during a ceremony honoring of the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men's and Women's Basketball teams and their 2014 NCAA Championships, Monday, June 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama reaches out to Stefanie Dolson after she slipped off of the riser and recovered her balance, during a ceremony honoring of the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men's and Women's Basketball teams and their 2014 NCAA Championships, Monday, June 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It was double the celebration at the White House for the University of Connecticut.

President Barack Obama welcomed the school's men's and women's basketball teams Monday for an event marking their NCAA championships. It's only the second time a school has won both titles in the same year.

The only other time that happened? 2004, when UConn also earned both titles.

Obama joked that while he's trying to cut duplicative programs, UConn might be carrying things too far.

The president said that while he picked the long-dominant women's team to win in his NCAA tournament bracket, he didn't pick the underdog men's team. But he joked that "neither did anybody else."

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