Thanks to a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining, the Badgers covered their first spread during the NCAA tournament.
Here we have yet another prime example why sports bettors remain glued to their tv screens from wire-to-wire.
Wisconsin Badgers’ star Frank Kaminsky sank two free throws with six seconds remaining, putting the Badgers up by seven points and sealing the cover for Badgers’ bettors.
Those drained free throws represented the first time in the entire game that the Badgers, who closed as 6-point favorites, had ever been covering the spread.
North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson put the underdogs up 2-0 with a dunk 47 seconds into the game. From that moment until those final six seconds when the big senior crushed the souls of North Carolina bettors, the Heels were covering the spread.
Joel Berry II heaved up a 3-pointer as the clock dwindled down, but it was not to be.
The result was the first time during the tournament that the Badgers posted an ATS victory.
Next up for Wisconsin is a date with the Arizona Wildcats in the Elite Eight.