A Patently Ridiculous PUSH from College Basketball Gambling Last Night

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the final buzzer rang on Gonzaga’s 82-71 win at BYU.

Now, this doesn’t mean much if you’re a BYU fan. Gonzaga is a juggernaut. You were expected to lose.

It doesn’t mean much if you’re a Gonzaga fan either. The Zags remain undefeated and the top-ranked team in the country.

But if you’re a college basketball gambler, you’ve just been on one hell of a ride!

Gonzaga (-11) jumps out to a 15-2 lead in the first 3:00. They’re covering after three minutes! So they’re gonna cruise to a win and a cover, right?

Lee Corso, not so fast my friend. BYU hangs around, hangs around, hangs around, cuts it to six midway through the first half.

Gonzaga stretches it back to 14. BYU hangs around, hangs around, hangs around, cuts it to 10 at halftime. They’re under the number.

Zags’ Jalen Suggs hits back-to-back threes and back-to-back layups in the second half to push the lead to 21, 70-49. Just under 8:00 to play so the game is a wrap. The spread? That’s a wrap too.

But that’s why gambling is so much fun. It’s never over.

Then BYU just starts splashing triples like Jimmer Fredette is back on campus.

Trevin Knell. Cash. Brandon Averette. Cash. Spencer Johnson. Cash.

But, it wasn’t enough. Corey Kispert hits a big three to go up 78-60 with 2:34 remaining. Mark it down as a loss BYU bettors.

I’ll be goddammed if BYU doesn’t quit. Three ball, defensive stop, layup, steal, layup, defensive stop, layup. 9-0 run in 2:10.

Holy shit boys, we’re under the number with 20 seconds remaining! 78-69!!

Shot clock is turned off. You’ve already lost the game. Just don’t foul and you cover the number.

DON’T FOUL! DON’T FOUL! DON’T FUCKING FOUL!!

They fouled. Kispert hits two free throws. Brandon Averette drives the length of the court and lays it in.

Holy shit boys, we’re under the number with 10 seconds remaining! 80-71!!

Shot clock is turned off. You’ve already lost the game. Just don’t foul and you cover the number.

DON’T FOUL! DON’T FOUL! DON’T FUCKING FOUL!!

They fouled. Andrew Nembhard hits two free throws. 82-71. Buzzer beater rims out.

PUSH.

All that for nothing.

The winner was decided in the first three minutes. The spread wasn’t decided until the horn sounded.

Gambling is the best.

You don’t wanna watch the whole game, but the final couple minutes might be worth it.

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