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Congressional reps place bet on Stanford-UConn women’s basketball game

U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Joe Courtney have placed a friendly wager on this weekend's Final Four women's basketball matchup between Stanford and the University of Connecticut, they said in a joint statement today.

Eshoo, D-Calif., and Courtney, D-Conn., wagered delicacies from their respective regions on Sunday's game, which starts in Connecticut at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.

If the Stanford Cardinal wins, Courtney will send Eshoo Munson's chocolates, Selbuort Valley Farms maple syrup, Cato Corner cheese, Deep River chips, Jarmoc cigars and Cottrell beer from Connecticut, the representatives said.

If the UConn Huskies win, Eshoo will send over California wines and fresh artichokes grown in her district, which spans San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

“I'm looking forward to an epic matchup between two titan teams,” Eshoo said in her statement. “Stanford women are facing a strong, top-seeded team from Connecticut, but they've got the guts and grit to 'take it to the paint' and bring home a victory.”

Courtney countered by saying, “Stanford has produced great teams over the years, but Coach Geno Auriemma has this group looking unstoppable.”

UConn is widely favored, having won its last 44 games including beating Stanford 76-57 on Nov. 11.

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