It appeared as though Oklahoma State was just going through the motions. As the final seconds ticked away, the Cowboys were down by four and about to lose their First Round NCAA Tournament game to Michigan.
But Jawun Evans of Oklahoma State hoisted up a desperation 3-pointer as the clock hit triple zero, and the shot was good.
“Got it at the buzzer,” said CBS announcer Jim Nantz. “But it’s one short.”
Not for some gamblers.
Michigan was favored to win the game by 2.5 points. The late-game three ball cut the winning margin for the Wolverines from four to one. Meaning that anyone who wagered on Michigan went from a winner to a loser with that afterthought of a shot.
Many people on Twitter eveidently backed the Wolverines. Here’s a sampling.
I lost Michigan -2.5 on that meaningless buzzer beater – gross
— RogueCraftBeerDude (@SockinDingers) March 17, 2017
— George Martin (@Traneofthought_) March 17, 2017
— TL (@thlhoo) March 17, 2017
Proud owner of Michigan -2.5 🙄🙄🙄🙄
— Glenny Balls (@Glenny_balls) March 17, 2017
@Glenny_balls why do I do this
— Dan Sullivan (@d_sullivan25) March 17, 2017
@Glenny_balls same 💀💀💀
— Matthew Foster (@f0zworth) March 17, 2017
@Glenny_balls one of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced
— Alex (@alexrod1332) March 17, 2017
@Glenny_balls lets try sports betting they said. It will be nice, they said.
— Tony (@therealtonydups) March 17, 2017
@Glenny_balls THAT WAS SOME CRAP
— Keenan 🇺🇸 (@Keenanmeitz) March 17, 2017
But not everyone on social media backed Michigan.
Oklahoma State +2.5 💰✅
NEVER A DOUBT pic.twitter.com/0I59WF7HQi
— Alex McGuire (@Soonerbeast14) March 17, 2017
— No Limit (@NLSports17) March 17, 2017
Love that Michigan won… The back door cover strikes again #+2.5
— Nick Sarmiento (@TheRealNickSarm) March 17, 2017
YES !!! Oklahoma State +2.5 Winner 💰 with that buzzer beater! #marchmadness
— $uper Mario (@xmariomc) March 17, 2017
Oklahoma St +2.5 #VegasKnows
— Cuonzo Time (@tom_tom573) March 17, 2017
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat.
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