Even President Obama picking Siena over Purdue

No Robbie Hummel, no chance.

That's the nation's consensus on 4th-seeded Purdue, and we mean the top of the nation.

Boilermakers guard Chris Kramer noted that even President Barack Obama is picking 13th-seeded Siena to beat fourth-seeded Purdue on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Purdue coach Matt Painter says he doesn't talk to his kids about what everyone else is saying, but he knows they are hearing it. He also said he feels it will motivate them.

Coach Fran McCaffery's Saints are getting so much attention after they scored upsets in each of the last two NCAA tournaments, they may be the first double-digit seed to talk of dealing with the pressure and expectations of being a favorite.

Siena forward Ryan Rossiter says it is "definitely weird."

Purdue and Siena will battle at 2:30 Friday in Spokane.


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