2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Connecticut Apologizes to President Barack Obama for Busting His Bracket

ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 11:  11:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listen at the Pentagon September 11, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Family members of the Pentagon attack victims and survivors of the attack gathered to hear from Obama and other leaders at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial near the place where terrorists drove a jetliner into the Department of Defense headquarters in 2001.  (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2014

The Connecticut Huskies have busted a lot of people's brackets this year, but they felt that they owed a public apology to the President of the United States.

Many people—including President Barack Obamapredicted that Michigan State would win the 2014 NCAA tournament. During his annual "Barack-etology" special on SportsCenter, President Obama picked the Spartans to defeat the Louisville Cardinals in the title game.

No. 8 Kentucky knocked out the fourth-seeded Cardinals in the Sweet 16 earlier this week. No. 4 Michigan State made it to the Elite Eight, but the Spartans couldn't get past the seventh-seeded Huskies on Sunday.

The Huskies' 60-54 upset prompted them to issue a public apology on Twitter:

If the Huskies can find a way to win two more games, they'll be able to apologize to the president in person at the White House.

By the way, Obama had the Huskies getting knocked out by No. 2 Villanova in the third round of the tournament.

[UConn Huskies, h/t CollegeBasketballTalk]

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