San Diego’s mayor now has more on the line that bracket bragging rights in the next San Diego State University NCAA basketball game.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has made a friendly wager with Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker on the outcome of SDSU’s matchup against North Dakota State University.
If the Aztecs lose, SDSU alumnus Faulconer will send a six pack of Stone Brewing Company’s “Stone Go To” IPA to Walaker.
If the Bison lose, Walaker – a North Dakota State alumnus – will send over a six pack of Fargo Brewing Company’s Wood Chipper IPA.
“Unfortunately I can’t wager our beautiful weather so the next best thing is a sample from our fantastic craft beer industry,” Faulconer said in a statement. “I congratulate the Bison on their first ever win in the NCAA tourney. I’d be rooting for them on Saturday if they were playing anybody other than my Aztecs.”
Both teams took their games to overtime Thursday night. Fourth-seeded SDSU toppled 13th-seeded New Mexico State in overtime 73-69.
But 12th-seeded North Dakota State upset fifth-seeded Oklahoma, winning 80-75 in overtime.
Walaker said he hopes Saturday night’s matchup will be as enjoyable as the last two. The game starts at 3:10 p.m. in Spokane, Washington.