Hoops proposal: Syracuse fans get engaged at tournament

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Posted: Nov 28, 2015 12:38 PM

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.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com