The UNC Greensboro Spartans are going to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history. UNC Greensboro took down the Mercer Bears 69-61 on Monday night to win the SoCon Championship. And the way the game ended seemed rather meaningless to most viewers, but was significant to some.
With UNC Greensboro leading by that same score, Spartans’ Keyshaun Langley missed a breakaway dunk with 10.4 seconds remaining. After Mercer then missed a shot, UNC Greensboro rebounded the ball and dribbled out the clock.
Even with a bricked dunk in the final 10 seconds, UNC Greensboro is going to the NCAA Tournament. 😂 pic.twitter.com/bQOE7qbokc
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) March 9, 2021
As multiple of our commenters on Twitter pointed out, UNC Greensboro’s point total over/under was between 69.5 and 70.5 at sportsbooks. So anybody that took UNC Greensboro to score at least 70 or 71 points lost their bet on this wide open dunk (that could’ve just been a layup too, of course).
The Greensboro team total was 69.5. I 💩 you not. https://t.co/xgm7wsfWVZ
— Mitch Moss (@MitchMossRadio) March 9, 2021
I can 1000000% confirm that.
— B-Exotic (@KoolioSTL) March 9, 2021
Team total 70.5 and this is why gamblers don’t live as long as others. The world is a cold dark place. https://t.co/nIUUegdeXK
— Shane Donahue (@shane_donahue) March 9, 2021
And as another commenter pointed out, Mercer was a 5.5-point underdog, so their missed three at the end was huge for betting purposes too.
And mercer was +5.5 so that missed three was big too.
— BamaSluggers (@BamaSluggers) March 9, 2021
A rather uneventful basketball finish surely had a lot of bettors out there screaming and throwing things.