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Former WI Badger and NBA player offers to buy drinks for Badger fans

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DALLAS (WKOW) -- In 27 News exclusive coverage, as the team prepares for Saturday's game a former Badger hosted a party for fans complete with free drinks.

Former Wisconsin Badger and NBA Star Michael Finley invited Badger fans to join him for a celebration at Cool River Cafe, it's a bar and restaurant in Dallas. Finley invited fans on Twitter earlier in the week. 27 News talks with Finley who says the tab doesn't matter.

"I'm excited for the guys to be apart of the Final Four. It's my way of welcoming Wisconsin along with all the fans and just to have a good time," said Finley. He sent out a Tweet saying that he would buy drinks for anyone with a Wisconsin student ID, either past or present.

Finley played for the Badgers from 1991 to 1995 and then had a very successful pro basketball career.

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