Anyone that has ever gambled on sports knows you can never chalk up a win until the clock hits 0:00, and last night’s Penn State/Duquesne basketball game was a perfect example.
Duquesne was listed as a +5.5 underdog against the Nittany Lions, and bettors who took the points were on the verge of counting their winnings with the game tied at 67 with just over 5 seconds left in regulation. That’s when one of the all-time crushing gambling beats of unfolded.
Duquesne head coach – and LeBron’s former high school coach – Keith Dambrot lost it after a foul was called that sent Penn State to the line for the potential game winning free throws. He received a double technical and was ejected, which resulted in four free throws to go along with the two for the foul.
Keith Dambrot going full hold me back pic.twitter.com/DCi9WeutrG
— Fundamentally Sound (@FundamentallySD) December 20, 2018
You can guess what happened next. Penn State guard Rasir Bolton stepped to the line and knocked down all six for a 73-67 win and making anyone who had Duquesne +5.5 physically sick. It’s a tough beat, but if you have big money riding on a Wednesday night Penn State/Duquesne game, you probably have a gambling problem anyway. If you had the Nittany Lions and the points, it was an early Christmas miracle.
What a way to end the game.
Tied at 67 with 5 seconds remaining, technicals were handed out to Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot after a foul resulting in SIX straight FT’s for @PennStateMBB to secure the victory. pic.twitter.com/r10cvdYCUH
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) December 20, 2018