Buffalo players jokingly call out Barack Obama after upset of Arizona

The Buffalo Bulls didn’t just advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night. They spent the evening on top of the world after an absolutely astonishing upset of fourth-seeded Arizona.

So what do you do when you’re on top of the world? What do you do after beating a Final Four contender by 21 points?

You call out the former President of the United States of America, of course.

Here’s what Buffalo players CJ Massinburg and Wes Clark, who combined for 44 points, had to say – unprompted – at the postgame news conference:

MASSINBURG: President Barack Obama, he picked Arizona to beat us. And I just want to say, President Obama, I’m sorry, but I had to. [Laughter]

CLARK: Should have chose the handsome guys. [Laughter]

Obama released his brackets for the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on Wednesday, and had Arizona beating both Buffalo and Kentucky to advance to the Sweet 16. He had a decent first day, going 12 for 16 and nailing the Loyola Chicago-over-Miami upset.

But he got Arizona wrong. And Massinburg and Clark, with smiles on their faces, had to let him now hear it.

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Mar 15, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Buffalo Bulls guard Dontay Caruthers (22) reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Brandon Randolph (5) reacts on the bench next to center Dusan Ristic (14) in the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35), guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0), and center Dusan Ristic (14) react on the bench in the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Buffalo Bulls guard Jeremy Harris (2) goes up for a shot ahead of Arizona Wildcats forward Deandre Ayton (13) in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 15, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier (35) goes up for a shot as Buffalo Bulls guard Wes Clark (10) and guard CJ Massinburg (5) defend in the first half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Dusan Ristic #14 of the Arizona Wildcats and Ikenna Smart #34 of the Buffalo Bulls battle for the ball during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls passes the ball against Dusan Ristic #14 and Rawle Alkins #1 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Brandon Randolph #5 of the Arizona Wildcats drives to the basket against Wes Clark #10 of the Buffalo Bulls in the first half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats shoots the ball in the first half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Emmanuel Akot #24 of the Arizona Wildcats battles for a rebound with CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls in the first half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats shoots the ball in the first half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Deandre Ayton #13 of the Arizona Wildcats dunks the ball against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: G Davonta Jordan (4) of the Buffalo Bulls shoots a layup during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Wildcats s on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: G Jeremy Harris (2) of the Buffalo Bulls goes up for a shot during the NCAA Division I Men's Championship First Round basketball game between the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Wildcats s on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Davonta Jordan #4 of the Buffalo Bulls attempts to defend Parker Jackson-Cartwright #0 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Parker Jackson-Cartwright #0 of the Arizona Wildcats dribbles against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Dontay Caruthers #22 of the Buffalo Bulls and Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats battle for the ball in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Deandre Ayton #13 of the Arizona Wildcats battles for a rebound in the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Deandre Ayton #13 of the Arizona Wildcats handles the ball against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Nick Perkins #33, Davonta Jordan #4 and CJ Massinburg #5 of the Buffalo Bulls react in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: CJ Massinburg #5 reacts with Ikenna Smart #34 of the Buffalo Bulls in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Davonta Jordan #4 of the Buffalo Bulls reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats dribbles against Wes Clark #10 of the Buffalo Bulls in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Montell McRae #1 of the Buffalo Bulls reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats reacts in the second half against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Wes Clark #10 of the Buffalo Bulls handles the ball against Parker Jackson-Cartwright #0 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Brock Bertram #41 of the Buffalo Bulls reacts in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Dontay Caruthers #22 of the Buffalo Bulls celebrates defeating the Arizona Wildcats 89-68 during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Montell McRae #1 of the Buffalo Bulls celebrates after drawing a charge in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Montell McRae #1 of the Buffalo Bulls celebrates after drawing a charge in the second half against the Arizona Wildcats during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID - MARCH 15: Allonzo Trier #35 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after missing a basket against the Buffalo Bulls during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 15, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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