Des Moines, MN (KROC-AM News) - Governor Tim Walz and his counterpart in Michigan have established a friendly wager over the outcome of Saturday’s NCAA tournament matchup between the University of Minnesota and Michigan State. The two governors have agreed to wear the shirt of the team that wins the contest in the second round of the East Regional tourney in Des Moines this evening.

 

The winner of the game will advance to the “Sweet 16” portion of the tournament next week, something the Gophers haven’t done since 1997 when the U of M’s accomplishments under Coach Clem Haskins was vacated because of the program’s academic cheating scandal.

According to Gophersports.com, this will be the first time the Gophers have faced a Big Ten opponent in the NCAA tournament and the first matchup between two Big Ten teams in the tourney since 2000 when Michigan State met Wisconsin in the Final Four.

The pregame show begins at 6 PM with the tip-off at 6:45 PM on News-Talk 1340 KROC-AM.