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As you may know Governor Culver issues congratulatory statements to the winners of football and basketball games, golf tournaments and spelling bees.  I missed this last Friday night, but an alert reader of the blog discovered Culver’s staff likely had prepared the governor’s statement about the UNI men’s basketball team’s season BEFORE they lost to Michigan State.  Why did this alert reader of the blog come to this conclusion?  Read below and look for the brackets.

Governor Culver Congratulates UNI Men on Outstanding Season

DES MOINES – Governor Chet Culver tonight issued the following statement after the UNI men’s basketball team ended their historic run at the NCAA tournament in the Sweet 16. The Panthers lost to Michigan state [SCORE] in St. Louis.

“I want to congratulate the outstanding members of the UNI men’s basketball team and Coach Jacobson their outstanding season. It has been a joy to cheer on a great Iowa team so far into the tournament. These talented student-athletes have represented Iowa extremely well, showing class and sportsmanship on and off the court. They have made Panthers everywhere proud. Best wishes to the team and Coach Jacobson for continued success next season.”

The score was 59-52, by the way.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.