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5 College Basketball Bad Beats on Saturday, Including Kentucky vs. Arkansas

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There were five noteworthy bad beats on Saturday’s college basketball slate, but none more notable than during a matchup between the No. 6 team and No. 18 teams in the country.

No. 18 Arkansas was favored by 2.5 points against its SEC visitors, No. 6 Kentucky.

In the dying moments of the game, with Arkansas up five, this happened.

🚨 KENTUCKY (+2.5) BACKDOOR AT THE BUZZERpic.twitter.com/yBqpZ9dR46

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 26, 2022

The three-pointer also clinched the second half over.

It was an ongoing trend on Saturday. Four other games had similarly bad beats.

In a contest between Miami (FL) and Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes were up four with just 25 seconds remaining.

Then, the Hokies made a layup, stole the ball on the ensuing possession and sunk a three to win by one.

Miami had been one-point favorites.

Or take Louisiana Tech vs. North Texas. The game had been tied with 3:45 to go but LA Tech didn’t score again down the stretch. It was a 6-point underdog and lost by seven.

In Florida State vs. Virginia, the Seminoles were down by 10 with just three minutes remaining as nine-point underdogs.

FSU then went on a tear, going on a 15-5 run to tie the game up with six seconds remaining.

Virginia sunk a jumper to put it up two with two seconds to go, and the game looked all but over.

That’s until this craziness happened.

FLORIDA STATE (+390 ML) FOR THE WIN ARE YOU SERIOUS pic.twitter.com/DGTdu4ujcs

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) February 26, 2022

The Seminoles were +390 underdogs to win that contest.

The last bad beat involves the Oklahoma Sooners.

They were favored  by 3.5 points at home against in-state rivals Oklahoma State. The game was tight throughout the second half and eventually went to overtime.

With the Sooners up two with 15 seconds left, they stole the ball and went the other way for a layup to put them up four. Oklahoma State didn’t score again.

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