Governor Holcomb And Governor Lamont Place Friendly Wager On The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game


(INDIANAPOLIS) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship game.

Governor Holcomb is wagering root beer from Triple XXX Family Restaurant, sugar cream pie from Mrs. Wick’s Restaurant & Pie Shop and a pork tenderloin from Harry’s Chocolate Shop if the Purdue Boilermakers take the title.

“It all comes down to this, Boiler Up and Hammer Down. I’m confident the NCAA trophy is coming to the Hoosier state, where we grow basketball,” said Gov. Holcomb. “It’s going to be a great match up of the best of the best.”

Governor Lamont is betting a case of beer from Athletic Brewing Company, a box of chocolates from Munson’s Chocolates and a New Haven-style pizza from Sally’s Apizza if the UConn Huskies claim victory.

“The Huskies have been a dominating force, and I have no doubt that they have what it takes to win the championship title and claim back-to-back victories,” Governor Lamont said. “The Boilermakers are a talented team and have done well this season, which makes tonight’s game even more exciting. I appreciate Governor Holcomb’s confidence in Purdue, but I’m pretty sure that a shipment of Indiana goods will soon be on its way to Hartford.”

Tip-off for tonight’s game is at 9:20 p.m. ET.