(WHAS11) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the former student government president at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky law school graduate, took to the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to spotlight the historic Final Four meeting of his alma maters.
"We will witness one of the greatest moments in Kentucky’s sports history," McConnell, perhaps the Cardinals' biggest fan, said.
Kentucky's senior senator spoke of Cardinal red and Wildcat blue, but - perhaps intentionally - wore a decidedly neutral grey tie for the Senate session.
McConnell, unable to contain a smile, poked at other tradition-laden basketball states.
"We will prove that these two schools have the best rivalry in all of college basketball—and that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the best college basketball State in the Nation," McConnell said, pointing his finger. "Let me say that again, so my friends in North Carolina can hear it: UofL and UK have the best rivalry in all of college basketball, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the best college basketball State in the Nation."
“If the excitement and frenzy and turbulence that’s been stirred up in Kentucky this week could be harnessed, we could solve our energy crisis. Basketball fans from Kentucky have been waiting their whole lives for this game," McConnell said.