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UNC to skip White House over scheduling

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(TSX / STATS) -- The defending national champion North Carolina men's basketball team is not visiting the White House but the school said Saturday it is because of a scheduling conflict and not due to President Donald Trump.

"We couldn't find a date that worked for both parties," a North Carolina spokesman told the Raleigh News and Observer. "We tried about eight or nine dates and between they couldn't work out that date, we couldn't work out that date, so we would have liked to have gone, but (we're) not going."

Before and after beating Gonzaga in the championship game on April 3, Williams did not offer any commitments if the school would accept an invitation to visit Trump.

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2 Gonzaga37-2
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