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Heaved three at the end of Kansas-Baylor gets the miracle bad beat cover for Jayhawks

As bad a beat as you’ll see if you’re a college basketball bettor.

Baylor Bears guard Mark Vital goes up for the rebound in front of Kansas Jayhawks forward David McCormack during the second half at Ferrell Center.  Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

If you had the Baylor Bears -8.5 in tonight’s game between the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks and No. 2 Baylor, we offer you our unreserved thoughts and prayers. This is as bad a beat as you’ll ever see, and it happened in one of the biggest college basketball games of the year.

Baylor was up 77-64 with 1:03 remaining, and dribbled out the clock to kill off the game as well. But it ends 77-69, and all the Kansas tickets will cash instead.

Chris Teahan played one minute in tonight’s game, but he was a +5 to lead all Jayhawks. He also made a shot that will ring glorious for those that had the road underdogs, and absolutely broke the hearts of those holding a ticket for the team that dominated the game mostly from tip-off.

And with no Monday Night Football and only the NBA and NHL in competition on the evening, there were a lot of people that likely placed a wager on the outcome of this one.

For Bears bettors, they won’t remember the 30 points from Jared Butler, including 7-9 from three-point range. Or the outstanding outing for Scott Drew and his team that put a bigger lock on their favorite status for the rest of the season.

They’ll just remember the heave from a KU benchwarmer that cost them a winning ticket. The thrill of victory, and the agony of the bad beat.

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