SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A tournament victory for the Syracuse basketball team has also turned into a win-win for two of its fans: They got engaged at the big game.
The Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/1TjlvGo ) of Syracuse says Killian Hartough stunned girlfriend Kiri Fabela by proposing during Friday night's Battle 4 Atlantis championship game in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
She burst into tears, nodded yes and asked: "How did you do this?"
Hartough had some help from tournament officials, who made him the winner of a daily fan contest. That put Hartough, Fabela and her two sons on special courtside sofas, where photographers could easily capture the moment.
Meanwhile, Syracuse beat No. 25 Texas A&M, 74-67.
Fabela and Hartough met in Oregon while he was in the Coast Guard. The two now live in North Syracuse.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com