Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) celebrates after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
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Wine vs. bourbon: A friendly NCAA wager

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Governor Daniel P. Malloy (Connecticut) and Governor Steve Beshear (Kentucky) may be fellow Democrats, but when it comes to Monday evenings NCAA championship game they are on opposing sides.

On Monday, Governor Malloy announced that the two made a friendly wager over the NCAA National Championship game between number 7 UConn and number 8 Kentucky, putting their state’s food on line.

The stakes are simple: The looser provides the winner with food from their home state and gets bragging rights.

Kentucky Governor Beshear may have the upper edge as the Don/Linemakers Power Rankings is giving Kentucky a 1.3-point edge over UConn, on a neutral court. “The Wildcats are having an unbelievable tournament, with another remarkable win in their Final Four game against Wisconsin Saturday night,” Governor Beshear said.  “The Wildcats’ momentum will continue tonight and carry them past UConn, to UK’s ninth NCAA men’s basketball championship.  Governor Malloy is a terrific governor and friend, but come Tuesday morning, he will be shipping his wager to Bourbon and Wildcat Country!”

Governor Malloy was not shy to voice his stance. “The UConn men, led by Coach Kevin Ollie, are in the midst of an amazing season, and our whole state is behind them for the win,” Governor Malloy said.  “The Wildcats are a formidable team, but I am confident that the Huskies will bring home another championship title.”

Game time is Monday evening at 9:10pm ET at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

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Wine vs. bourbon: A friendly NCAA wager

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