Getting crabby: Carney, Hogan wager on women’s NCAA game

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UD’s women tip off against Maryland at 5 p.m. Friday.


Gov. John Carney and Maryland’s governor have bet a shipment of crab cakes on the result of Friday night’s March Madness game between the women’s basketball teams from their flagship state schools.

The University of Delaware Blue Hens, led by Coach Natasha Adair, are 24-7 this season and the No. 13 seed. The University of Maryland Terrapins, led by Coach Brenda Frese, are 21-8 and seeded No. 4.

Tip off is tonight at 5 p.m. at Xfinity Center in College Park.

“Delaware is known for being the First State, and for our incredible beaches and delicious food—like the famous crab cakes at Woody’s in Dewey Beach,” Carney said in a press release. “We’re really proud of our Fightin’ Blue Hens, and look forward to their success in the tournament. Thank you to Governor Hogan for this fun challenge, and for preparing some crab cakes to send over to Delaware. Let’s go, Blue Hens!”

“Crab cakes and basketball—that’s what Maryland does,” Hogan said. “Our women’s basketball program is one of the best in the nation, and I’m confident that tomorrow’s game will be a slam dunk for our Terps. I want to thank Governor Carney for agreeing to this friendly wager, and I look forward to trying some inferior Delaware crab cakes after the big win.”

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