On Wednesday, some of the men held responsible for those outcomes came to the White House.
A group of college basketball coaches, including Jim Boeheim of Syracuse University, Villanova University's Jay Wright and Kevin Ollie, coach of the NCAA champion University of Connecticut, toured the White House and were invited into the Oval Office, according to Boeheim's wife. Also in attendance? Michigan State University coach Tom Izzo. Obama picked the Spartans to win the entire tournament, but they lost in the Elite Eight.
Juli Boeheim said Obama opened the door to the Oval Office for the coaches and asked whether UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma was tired of visiting the White House after so many national championships.
Vice President Biden, a Syracuse law graduate, had his sights set on meeting one person, Juli Boeheim told Syracuse.com.
"The President said, 'All Biden wants is to see Boeheim,' " Juli Boeheim said.
The coaches were in town for a panel discussion on leadership at the Pentagon.