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Devil Gets His Due as Ferry Wins Bet From Ex-Wildcats

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SAN ANTONIO — Like a lot of Duke graduates, Danny Ferryshowed up at work Tuesday with a smile on his face and a wager tosettle.

In Ferry's case, those targets of his glee were teammates SeanElliott and Steve Kerr - both of whom attended Arizona.

``That's been my strategy today, to quietly smile and enjoy it,because that will bother them more than if I was in their faces,''Ferry said after the San Antonio Spurs held a shootaround inpreparation for their game against the Seattle SuperSonics.

``My whole point is to bother them as much as I can about it,but I'm doing it quietly now, said Ferry, who attended Duke from1985-89.

Duke defeated Arizona 82-72 Monday night to win the NCAAchampionship, meaning Ferry also won his bets with Kerr andElliott.

He will collect a case of beer and a dinner from each of them -small stakes given the multimillion-dollar salaries of NBA players.

``It's not too much, but all of us were nervous,'' Ferry said.``There was some mutual respect going on and none of us was toooptimistic about our chances.''

In agreeing upon the terms of the wager, however, all threeplayers stipulated that the winner would get to pick the brand ofbeer that the loser would have to purchase. Seems there was alittle tiff among the Spurs last fall when a losing baseball wagerwas settled with the cheapest beer available.

``I wouldn't say it was high-quality, but it did come in40-ounce bottles,'' Elliott said.

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