Millions of NCAA basketball tournament brackets were busted Saturday when 8 seed North Carolina State upset top-seeded Villanova, but Wolfpack point guard Cat Barber was focused on only one prominent, presidential bust.
“What the fuck is wrong with Barack Obama?” Barber said during a post-game huddle with his teammates.
Barber’s teammates cheered the slam on Obama, a big basketball fan who fills out a NCAA tourney bracket each year.
Barber’s call-out marks the third time this tournament that Obama has been slammed for his bracket predictions.
Before the tournament began, Butler coach Chris Holtmann sounded off on Obama’s prediction that 11 seed Texas would upset his 6th seeded team. He said, likely joking, that “it’s the last time I ever vote for him.” Butler won that game 56-48.
And after 14 seed Georgia State defeated 3 seed Baylor in the first round of the tournament, coach Ron Hunter said “Obama, I hope you make better decisions in that presidency than you did about Georgia State.”
Barber took to Twitter after the locker room celebration to clarify his candid comment.
Got nothing but respect for @barackobama. Love our president! Caught up in a moment, Sweet 16!!!
— CAT (@catbarber1994) March 22, 2015
Good team win tonight and Yall know I loveeee Obama HONEST!!