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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/12/2012

President Obama, British Prime Minister Cameron to sit for interview during NCAA tournament game

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will sit for a joint interview Tuesday — to talk hoops with CBS Sports basketball analyst Clark Kellogg.

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Fort McNair athletic facility in Washington on Nov. 26, 2011, after playing basketball. (Carolyn Kaster - AP)
Cameron will be in Washington for a two-day visit that includes a state dinner at the White House on Wednesday. But as we reported last week, the pair are first scheduled to attend a first-round game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky in Dayton, Ohio.

They will be interviewed at halftime of the game, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on truTV.

Obama’s basketball bona fides are well established; he regularly selects his brackets for the NCAA tournament on television. But it’s probably also not a coincidence that he’s taking Cameron to a game being played in a key swing state just a week after Mitt Romney won Ohio’s Republican presidential primary.

No telling whether Kellogg will stray beyond the hardcourt to talk politics or other pressing issues.

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