We got another addition to the worst beats in the history of NCAA tournament gambling on Friday.
To give you an idea of why gambling on sports is the worst thing in the entire world — or the greatest thing ever, depending on who you were on — taken Jawun Evans’ final shot here in today’s Oklahoma State-Michigan game.
The line in this game was Michigan (-2.5), which, for those of you that haven’t been corrupted by gambling yet, means that you are better on whether or not you think Michigan will win by more than 2.5 points or not. After two D.J. Wilson free throws put Michigan up by four points, Jawun Evans hit a meaningless three at the buzzer that made the final score 92-91, covering the spread and ruining the afternoon for anyone that bet on Michigan and giving a gift to those that had their money on Oklahoma State:
Evans shot looks an awful lot like one of the most famous bad beats in sports history, when Chris Duhon banked in a 30-foot runner at the buzzer of Duke’s loss to UConn in the 2004 Final Four. The Huskies had erased an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes to take the lead.