Chicago, Reno mayors place wager on Loyola-Nevada matchup

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers players celebrate winning the NCAA Div I Men's Championship Second Round basketball game between Loyola-Chicago and Tennessee on March 17, 2018 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve have made what they say is a “sweet wager” on the NCAA basketball matchup between their hometown teams.

Chicago’s Loyola University and Reno’s University of Nevada meet Thursday night in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

If Nevada wins, Emanuel will send 16 dozen doughnuts from Reno’s DoughBoys Donuts to Schieve at City Hall. If Loyola wins, Schieve will send 16 dozen doughnuts from Chicago’s Dat Donut to Chicago City Hall.

Emanuel says the Loyola Ramblers have “electrified Chicago” and fans across the city are cheering them on. He’s predicting a Loyola victory.

Scheive says the Nevada Wolf Pack have had “an unbelievable season” and “we are looking forward to our donuts.”