NCAA Elite 8: Chicago, Overland Park mayors wager on Loyola-Kansas State

Loyola-Chicago guard Marques Townes (5) celebrates his three-point shot late in the game against Nevada during regional semifinal NCAA college basketball game on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Amis)

The mayors of Chicago and Overland Park, Kansas, have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Elite Eight basketball tournament game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he'll send Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach Chicago-style pizza from Loyola student favorite J.B. Alberto's Pizza. Gerlach says he'll send Emanuel ribs from Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant Q39. The losing mayor also will make a donation to a charity of the winning mayor's choice.

Emanuel has chosen Chicago's Becoming A Man youth mentoring program. Gerlach has picked Overland Park's Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

9th seed Kansas State takes on 11th seed Loyola-Chicago at 5:09 p.m. CT on Saturday in Atlanta.
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