- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) - 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.

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