Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot hurt his team and those who wagered on it.
After a questionable foul was called against the Dukes in a 67-67 game against Penn State with 5 seconds left, Dambrot went apoplectic, earning himself a pair of technicals and setting the Nittany Lions with six free throws.
Dambrot had leapt into the air, charged toward midcourt in reaction to the foul call and was assessed a technical foul.
Incensed, Dambrot had to be restrained by his players and assistants. He was given another technical foul and ejected from the game. Rasir Bolton and Stevens made all six free throws to win the game for Penn State.
The free throws sealed the win, but also turned Vegas on its head as Duquesne was 5.5-point underdogs in most sportsbooks and guaranteed a cover if the game ended in regulation.
“I really don’t have any problem with the foul calls. Those are judgment calls,” Dambrot said. “At that point, though, the technical foul was a little quick. You can’t do that. That’s just disrespectful. They’re not doing that to Coach K.”
— With AP