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CBS continues their replay of some of the greatest games in college basketball history to fill in the television time lost to not having an NCAA Tournament in 2020. Let’s check out today’s three games, and from a wagering perspective how things matched up as well.
2008 National Championship: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Memphis Tigers, 12:00 p.m. ET
Derrick Rose misses a free throw (that was later vacated anyway), and Mario Chalmers etches himself in Jayhawks lore. ‘Rio went on to win two rings with the Heatles as well, joining that rarified group of players with both NCAA and NBA titles.
Memphis entered the game -2, and for under bettors it was almost overtime nightmare as the game was tied at 63 after 40 minutes. But fortunately wagering justice prevailed, and the 75-68 final was under the 146.5 closing total.
2019 National Championship: Virginia Cavaliers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders, 2:00 p.m. ET
After falling to UMBC the year before while the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, the Hoos bounced all the way back for redemption.
UVA’s De’Andre Hunter hit three-pointer to tie with 12 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime, but the over bettors didn’t even need the assistance, as the total of 119.5 was blown away at 68-all heading into the additional five minutes. A bit of injustice for Texas Tech +1.5 wagerers however, as they lost 85-77 after the extra frame.
2016 National Championship: Villanova Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels, 4:00 p.m. ET
Kris Jenkins sends all of Radnor, Delaware County into an unforgettable frenzy with his pure buzzer-beater. The Tar Heels hit a shot destined to be remembered forever too by Marcus Page on their last possession. They just did it 4.7 seconds too early.
The ‘Heels were a -2 favorite, and Jenkins kept them from being able to cover in overtime. And not that it wouldn’t have happened in overtime anyway, but the biggest shot in Villanova history also went over the total of 149.5: Final score ‘Cats 77 - ‘Heels 74.
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