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The fifth-seeded Sooners finally caught North Dakota State, and then failed to hold on.
"Our guys fought like crazy, last 25 minutes of regulation, to get back and finally get into a position to win the ballgame," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "They hit a big shot to get it into overtime. Tough, tough one to lose."
Lawrence Alexander hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force overtime and freshman Carlin Dupree scored four points in the final 75 seconds as North Dakota State knocked off Oklahoma 80-75 Thursday night. (USA Today/AP)
President Barack Obama made his annual NCAA Tournament selections with ESPN's Andy Katz, and the POTUS selected No. 4 seed Michigan State as the team to win it all.
Obama's Final Four consists of top seeds Arizona and Florida, defending champion Louisville and the Spartans. Obama has Michigan State beating Louisville in the title game.
Among Obama's upsets are 12-seed North Dakota State beating Oklahoma on Thursday. (The Oklahoman)