The Michigan Wolverines are moving on in the NCAA Tournament, but they took a loss where it matters most to some. A last-second three-point shot by Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans at the buzzer provided the final score, 92-91 in favor of Michigan. Of course, the Cowboys made a lot of people happy by creating a one-point game. That’s because Michigan was a 2.5-point favorite according to the experts in the desert.
That, friends, is a backdoor cover and quite a bad beat.
Last-second 3-pointer by Oklahoma St caused a six-figure swing in favor of the house at @CGTechnology_. Michigan, favored by 2.5, won 92-91.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) March 17, 2017
BAD BEAT…thoughts and prayers to Michigan backers #MarchMadness
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) March 17, 2017
Jim Nantz is just fine as a play-by-play man, but this was a moment that left some wishing there was another announcer behind the microphone.
Well now I miss Musburger calling games
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) March 17, 2017
That “meaningless” trey at the buzzer wasn’t so meaningless to the folks in Vegas.
Brent Musburger would’ve known that…come on CBS.
— talking Big Ten (@talkingB1G) March 17, 2017
Musburger is retired from broadcasting and working on his new Las Vegas business in the gambling world. One can only imagine how he reacted in the heat of the moment the instant the ball went through the net.
Meanwhile, others were reacting to the result on Twitter…
LIVE LOOK at everyone who had Michigan -2.5… pic.twitter.com/sixstjFvuq
— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) March 17, 2017
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) March 17, 2017
OK State backdoor cover like pic.twitter.com/OxCXjXXTsU
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) March 17, 2017
Need a live look-in to Vegas for shots like that.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 17, 2017
That’s not a bad idea. Here you go!
— Garrett Rosh (@PAhoosier77) March 17, 2017
At least one person watching the game called the final shot…
Ok State gonna lose by 1 but cover on a last second three
— Steven Karr (@SKarrG0) March 17, 2017
Michigan will face the winner of the Louisville-Jacksonville State game in the second round with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.