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The Worst March Madness Move You Can Make: Missing A Call From Joe Biden

03/21/2014 11:13 am 11:13:36 | Updated Mar 21, 2014

The Delaware Blue Hens' hopes to become this year's NCAA basketball cinderella story quickly ended Thursday, but not without a funny story.

Delaware Head Coach Monte Ross detailed on Wednesday how he missed a call from Vice President Joe Biden the morning of their March 10 conference championship game against William & Mary. Biden, who is a 1965 alumnus of Delaware, was in Chile at the time.

"We were at breakfast the day of the game and I look down and I never answer my phone on game day. And I look down and it was a 202 number, so I just pressed ignore,” Ross told reporters, according to USA Today. “But I will listen to my messages. And I listened to my messages and I had a message from Vice President Biden, that he was calling to wish us luck."

After a bit of phone tag, the two were able to connect, but Ross joked that it was a "really bad move" to miss the initial phone call.

"Bad move to ignore the vice president," he said. "Really bad move.”

Biden was not the only big-name politician to show support for the Blue Hens' great season. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a 1984 graduate, tweeted some praise after their 93-78 loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday.

UPDATE (1:55 p.m. ET): Biden's office tweeted Friday that he called Ross again, congratulating the Blue Hens on their great season.

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