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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Kentucky fails to cover on incredibly bad beat

John Calipari

Kentucky failed to cover the spread in their win over Texas A&M on Tuesday night thanks to an incredibly bad beat.

The Wildcats were favored by anywhere from 12-15 points depending on where and when someone bet on them. They were leading 85-71 and were all set to cover for most bettors until a bizarre sequence took place.

Kentucky’s Jemarl Baker Jr. rebounded a Texas A&M miss with around 34 seconds left and the Wildcats were set to dribble out the clock. Right as Ashton Hagans threw the ball up in the air to celebrate victory as the final second was counting off, the shot clock expired. The referees gave the ball to the Aggies with 0.8 seconds left, and Savion Flagg heaved a half-court shot that went in.

Just like that, Kentucky went from covering most bets to winning just by 11 points, 85-74, and failing to cover.

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