Memphis bettors avoided the bad beat of the year when a free throw with six seconds left was missed by Mika Adams-Woods
For Tigers backers, it was bad enough the game went to overtime in the first place. They controlled most of the play, but a late charge by the Bearcats and two made free throws by Tre Scott forced the extra session.
Halfway through OT Precious Achiuwa, he of the 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers, picked up his fifth foul, and at that point there was only one question: Would UC cover the 6.5 in OT alone?
Wow, Memphis might not even cover— Guilt Free (Brooks Baby) (@GuiltGaming) February 14, 2020
Memphis please dont blow this cover— Joussy's Betting (@JoussyB) February 14, 2020
Memphis is about to not cover in overtime.— Jonathan McCauley (@Jmac3560) February 14, 2020
They were about to pull of the grossest of backdoors, but with the final free throw of the game, the Gambling Gods came through for those that likely felt entitled to win this game about five minutes ago on the clock.
Memphis almost gave us our candidate for bad beat of the season but covers by a half— Basketball Capper (@Four_Bs_Picks) February 14, 2020
That was wild...
Of course, not everyone was pleased...
Cincy basketball can screw off... can’t hit a free throw to cover -6.5— Augie... (@braydon_matthew) February 14, 2020
Just another night in college college basketball. And it’s only getting better the rest of this season.
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