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Video: Fans In Las Vegas Went Nuts After Bizarre Late Foul Call Allowed Duke To Cover The Spread vs. Utah

Fans in Vegas freak out after Duke covers with late foul call.

Last night's Sweet 16 game between Duke and Utah featured a bizarre finish, and one that was very profitable for many Duke bettors. The game appeared to end with a 62-57 Duke victory. Utah's Larry Krystkowiak had already congratulated Mike Krzyzewski on the win, and Utes players had started heading to the locker room. Instead of the game ending, however, the refs went to the monitor, and determined that Duke's Quinn Cook had been fouled with under a second remaining. They brought the players back out on the floor, and Cook hit one of two shots to make the final 63-57.

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Why was that seemingly meaningless free throw significant? Because one of the most common betting lines on the game was 5.5 points. Cook's free throw changed the outcome for tons of fans with bets on the game.

Fans in Las Vegas with Duke -5.5 were pretty excited:

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Classic Vegas end to Duke-Utah, from the MGM Grand... RT @uteproud: @TysonMoll@Kevin_Gemmell@EditorEdge proof pic.twitter.com/5tf0APU0Re

— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge) March 28, 2015

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Classic Vegas end to Duke-Utah, from the MGM Grand... RT @uteproud: @TysonMoll@Kevin_Gemmell@EditorEdge proof pic.twitter.com/5tf0APU0Re

— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge) March 28, 2015

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Classic Vegas end to Duke-Utah, from the MGM Grand... RT @uteproud: @TysonMoll@Kevin_Gemmell@EditorEdge proof pic.twitter.com/5tf0APU0Re

— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge) March 28, 2015

">@EditorEdge proof pic.twitter.com/5tf0APU0Re

— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge)

Classic Vegas end to Duke-Utah, from the MGM Grand... RT @uteproud: @TysonMoll@Kevin_Gemmell@EditorEdge proof pic.twitter.com/5tf0APU0Re

— Brett Edgerton (@EditorEdge) March 28, 2015

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Others were not so lucky:

This has been a tournament full of bad beats, and this has to be the worst of all.

[Yahoo Sports]