A College Hoops Bad Beat for the Ages: 2 Technicals, 6 Free Throws End Penn State-Duquesne
James Snook-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Duquesne Head Coach Keith Dambrot.
- Penn State (-5.5) and Duquesne were tied at 67 with five seconds remaining in the game when madness ensued.
- Following a foul call, Duquesne was charged with TWO technical fouls -- resulting in six straight free throw attempts.
- Of course, they would make all six and win by the final score of 73-67 to cover the spread.
Those who bet on Duquense at +5.5 probably felt pretty good about their bet as the game vs. Penn State was in its final moments. The Dukes had tied the game up at 67 with 10 seconds left and the only real way they could lose their bets is if the game ended with a one-sided overtime.
There was also another way that most bettors probably didn’t have in mind. SIX. STRAIGHT. FREE THROWS.
Keith Dambrot, coach of the Dukes, went a little nuts following a foul call with five seconds remaining. As a result, he was T-d up twice, leaving Penn State with four technical free throws in addition to the two from the original foul call.
Though the Nittany Lions were just 11-of-20 from the line before this fiasco, they obviously went 6-of-6 when it counted the most.
The very early bettors who took Duquesne at the opening line of +6.5 last night were still able to cash, but anyone who took them this afternoon or evening at +5.5 or +5 suffered a brutal beat.
Sixty-five percent of bettors were on Duquesne, according to The Action Network’s betting data, making the Dukes the trendiest underdog of the night.
Also lost in the shuffle is the fact that the over/under was 138/138.5.
Though it could have possibly gone over without the technical fouls being called, I’m sure those who took the under weren’t all too happy, either, as the game finished with 140 points.