The governor said "we'd much rather" have the tournament in North Carolina, but he came to Brooklyn to root on the North Carolina-based teams.
It didn't start so well for home cooking, as NC State fell to Boston College in the day's second game. Despite the Wolfpack's loss, Cooper said State is "easily" an NCAA tournament team.
Cooper sounded excited about the tournament coming back to North Carolina next year (Charlotte) and noted that with the expansion of the conference, "we've got to get used to this New York stuff once in a while."
Asked who his favorite team was, Cooper confessed that he was a Tar Heel. He's a UNC grad after all.
Watch the video above for the full interview.