Final Four governors wager ice cream vs ham

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is putting up some ice cream

from the University of Connecticut’s dairy bar against a country

ham in a Final Four wager with Kentucky’s governor.

Connecticut (30-9) plays Kentucky (29-8) in Houston on Saturday

for a spot in the national title game.

Malloy spokesman David Bednarz says the governor has not

negotiated the amount of ice cream the state will give to Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear if the Huskies lose.

Connecticut has already beaten Kentucky this season, 84-67 in

November at the Maui Invitational Tournament.

Bednarz said Malloy is negotiating a similar bet with Indiana’s

governor on the Final Four matchup between Connecticut’s women’s

basketball team (36-1) and Notre Dame (32-4), a team UConn has

beaten three times this season.