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#pounditTuesday, July 23, 2024

Video: Kentucky gave gamblers one of worst bad beats of all time

A kentucky player dunks the ball

Kentucky pulled away in the second half to cruise to a fairly easy win over South Carolina on Tuesday night. Wildcats fans were pleased with the result, but those who wagered on John Calipari’s team were downright devastated.

Kentucky entered the game as an 11-point favorite. They were leading 86-76 with seconds remaining when forward Oscar Tshiebwe received a pass under the basket while he was all alone. Rather than padding his stats, Tshiebwe intentionally waited until time expired before throwing down a dunk.

It was almost like he was taunting bettors. Had Tshiebwe dunked the ball before the clock hit zero, Kentucky would have covered. On the flip side, those who took the 11 points and backed South Carolina must have been ecstatic.

That wasn’t the only bad beat of the night in college hoops, either. Michigan, a 2-point favorite, gave up a meaningless three-pointer to Penn State at the buzzer to win by 1 instead of 4.

We saw some terrible luck for gamblers in an NBA game earlier this season, but that was nothing compared to the pain Kentucky and Michigan backers felt on Tuesday.


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