The Connecticut and Indiana Senate delegations have made a rather sweet wager ahead of Tuesday night's NCAA women's basketball championship game in Florida, and the Connecticut senators are sounding pretty confident.
Ahead of yet another matchup between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Indiana Sens. Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly have put up South Bend Chocolate Co. treats against offerings from Munson's Chocolates — a Connecticut confectioner known to Heard on the Hill for delectable chocolate-dipped bananas.
UConn is 9-0 in national championship contests under head coach Geno Auriemma, and Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy did not shy away from his law school alma mater's status as the favorite.
"It doesn’t really seem fair to keep fleecing the Indiana delegation like this, but I will run out of Easter candy in a few weeks, so this new supply of chocolate will be very welcome," said Murphy. "Notre Dame is a good team, but UConn has looked fantastic all tournament, so I’m looking forward to a big win tonight."
"The UConn women are once again rolling with unstoppable momentum," fellow Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said. "The Huskies have never lost a championship game, and with a win tonight, Coach Auriemma can tie the great Coach John Wooden’s record of 10 national championships."
Coats added that the two programs represent "the gold standard in women’s college basketball." Match-ups between the former Big East rivals have become the biggest draw of the year.
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