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Kentucky & Connecticut AG Make Friendly Wager on NCAA Championship Game

Monday, 04 07, 2014

Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director
502-696-5651 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today placed a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s NCAA National Championship game featuring the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the University of Connecticut Huskies.  General Conway is betting a Kentucky country ham from Union County, where his father was born and raised, and General Jepsen is wagering a selection of Connecticut wines.

"The Wildcats are on a roll, and I think the NCAA championship trophy will be headed back to Kentucky for the third year in a row,” Attorney General Conway said.  “It’s been an exciting year for our team and our Commonwealth, and I think that Connecticut wine will go down just as smooth as a last-second three pointer from Aaron Harrison.” 

If Connecticut wins, General Conway will send Attorney General Jepsen a Meacham Country Ham from Union County.   Attorney General Jepsen, who is a big UConn fan, had no problem betting on his Huskies, which was the last team to beat the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA tournament.  That happened in 2011 in the Final Four.

"Year after year, the Connecticut Huskies have been the right team to wager on, and I have grown accustomed to annually receiving a Kentucky Ham from General Conway," said Attorney General Jepsen.  "This year should be like any other and as the Huskies prepare to smoke the Wildcats, I will prepare for victory by getting my carving board and appetite ready."

Tip off for tonight's national championship game is 9:10 p.m. ET.