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LSU women’s, UConn men’s basketball teams celebrate NCAA titles | USA TODAY

The LSU women’s and UConn men’s basketball teams visited the White House to celebrate their NCAA championship wins. RELATED: The LSU women's basketball team took the traditional visit to the White House on Friday – a celebratory afternoon that was briefly interrupted by a scary moment, when an LSU player fainted on the podium. Forward Sa'Myah Smith, a rising sophomore, collapsed midway through congratulatory remarks from President Joe Biden in the East Room and received medical attention before being helped out of the room in a wheelchair. LSU coach Kim Mulkey told the gathered crowd that Smith was OK and wanted to stay with the team but needed to be leave to be further evaluated by doctors. The men's title-winners, the Connecticut Huskies, also visited the White House later Friday. After praising UConn as one of the premier college basketball programs in the country, President Biden said he heard that one of the team's top players, Jordan Hawkins, used to play one-on-one with his cousin, Reese. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #LSU #UConn #Basketball
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