Governor Dannel Malloy is confident that the UConn women will win the National Championship tomorrow night.
So confident, in fact, that he is already looking forward to reaping the delicious benefits.
The governor has placed a friendly wager with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Malloy has put up a basket of Connecticut grown products against a Kentucky country ham.
"Governor Beshear's Lady Cardinals have been playing impressively, but they are no match for the UConn women and Geno," said Governor Malloy. "I'll be cheering on the UConn Huskies, and soon thereafter I'll be enjoying another delicious Kentucky ham. Our women's team is tremendous, and the whole state is behind them for the win tomorrow night."
Though the Huskies defeated Louisville 72-58 in their only meeting this season in January, Beshear believes that motivation engineered by the team’s exceptional play of late will be enough to propel them past UConn.
"No one is playing better than the Lady Cardinals. They've already taken out the nation's number one team and defending national champion, Baylor, then perennial power Tennessee, and held off California to reach the championship game," said Governor Beshear. "These women are all heart, and when you combine their talent and drive with Coach Jeff Walz's game plan, I have no doubt they'll knock out UConn in the title game."
Malloy has proclaimed Tuesday as “Husky Day” in the state and is asking residents to show their Husky pride by wearing blue and white and cheering on the team.
Tip-off is set for Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m.