Duhon's 3 spreads bad news to some

April 05, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

When Duke's Chris Duhon made a 38-foot three-point shot off one leg as time expired in the semifinal against Connecticut on Saturday night, the Blue Devils still lost. But to those who wagered on Duke, the bank shot that made the final score 79-78 meant the underdogs covered the spread, which was between two and three points.

Those who put money on the Huskies suddenly had lost their bet.

ESPN.com reported that anywhere from $30 million to $100 million passed from those who bet on UConn to cover the point spread to those who bet on Duke to cover.

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