UConn men and women go to D.C.

Connecticut's men's and women's national champion basketball teams are honored at the White House by President Barack Obama.

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Both the Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams visited the White House Monday to mark their NCAA championships.

WASHINGTON -- 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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