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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Presidential snub doesn't faze Kampe

Upon receiving news that President Obama snubbed Oakland in his NCAA tournament bracket, Oakland coach Greg Kampe said, "I didn't vote for him, either. I guess we're even now.
"I don't think a lot of people are picking us. If you look at it, wasn't Texas a No. 1 team in the country two or three weeks ago? I don't know how they fell to a No. 4 seed.
"But I'm not on the committee. I don't sit in there and look at all the information."
The President was slammed for his picks, choosing all No. 1 seeds to make next month's Final Four in Houston.

The slight rolled right off Kampe, but he acknowledged the Grizzlies need to start winning in the tournament to get more favorable seeds.
“We're always going to be in that position,” Kampe said. “I don't know if you can have a better year than we've had and get a 13 seed. Until we get into the tournament and start winning games and get to a Sweet 16 or an elite eight or Final Four, we're always going to be in that role. It is what it is.
“It's important that we come in and get a couple wins under our belts if we want to get the seeds we feel we deserve.”

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