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(WASHINGTON) — Someone is excited for an NCAA Tournament game on Saturday.

Calling it “one of the greatest moments in Kentucky sports history,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., devoted part of his Senate floor speech on Wednesday morning to this Saturday’s matchup of rivals University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four.

“From birth, it seems, Kentuckians are raised to root for one of these two teams — you either wear red for the Cardinals or blue for the Wildcats,” McConnell said. “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.”

While the two teams have faced each other in the NCAA tournament before, they have never faced each other in the Final Four.

“Basketball fans from Kentucky have been waiting their whole lives for this game,” McConnell boasted, “so my friends in North Carolina can hear it, UL 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.”

McConnell is rooting for Louisville to win, but is an alumnus of both schools. He attended the University of Louisville as an undergraduate, and law school at the University of Kentucky.

“I don’t know who will win Saturday’s game, but I do know this — whoever the winner is will go on to defeat either Kansas or Ohio State and bring the national championship back home to Kentucky where it belongs.”

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