04.04.16

Senators Burr and Toomey Bet on NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) have placed a friendly bet on the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game this evening. The game will feature a matchup between the Villanova University Wildcats and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

The agreed-to terms of the wager are as follows: The losing senator must wear the victorious team’s hat and t-shirt and post photos prominently on social media in order to properly bask in the sting of defeat.

“North Carolina has a rich tradition of excelling at college basketball and I’m confident that the Tar Heels will uphold that tradition tonight,” said Sen. Burr. “Philadelphia is known for cheesesteaks; North Carolina is known for basketball. Since the tournament began in 1936, the state of North Carolina has sent 22 teams to the national championship and brought back 12 titles. I’m sure Villanova will put up a good fight. The sky will be Carolina blue tomorrow and Senator Toomey will be wearing a Tar Heel jersey to match.” 

“With Naismith National Coach of the Year Jay Wright at the helm in Philadelphia, the Villanova Wildcats have proven themselves elite all season long,” said Sen. Toomey. “I look forward to seeing Ryan Arcidiacono continue his impressive perimeter shooting and Daniel Ochefu dominate the Tar Heels in the paint. I know Richard likes wearing powder blue, but I hope he’s also comfortable in navy and white. Go Nova!”