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Gov. Chris Christie attends Princeton NCAA opener, roots for Notre Dame

FILE: Gov. Chris Christie, left, watches during the first half of a regional final men's college basketball game between Notre Dame and North Carolina March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attended Princeton University's NCAA tournament game, but wasn't there to support his state's Ivy League university.

Christie sat a few rows behind Notre Dame's bench Thursday in Buffalo as the Fighting Irish beat Princeton, 60-58.

The Republican has been friends with Notre Dame coach Mike Brey since he worked at the University of Delaware, from where Christie graduated.

Christie's daughter Sarah is a student manager on the team.

Christie's son Andrew graduated from Princeton last year and played for its baseball team.

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