Court-storming technical hands Iona bettors worst beat ever

There are bad beats and then there are endings like Monday’s MAAC final between Iona and Manhattan.

With one second remaining in the game and the Gaels - who were 4-point favorites - up 60-55, Iona fans and players stormed the court to celebrate their team’s win and automatic entry into the NCAA tournament.

However, the officiating crew blew the whistles and hit the Gaels with a team technical, sending the Jaspers to the foul line for two shots. Manhattan’s Donovan Kates knocked down both free throws to cut the lead to three points (60-57), handing Iona backers one of the worst beats in college hoops history.

“Worst moose of my life,” said one Covers Community member.

“And guess who had Iona… I f@cking can’t win with this team… I swear I have not won all year betting these bastards,” vented another Iona backer on the Covers Forum.

What made those series of events even more unbelievable was that Manhattan had to score five points in six seconds to cover the spread. Before the technical foul was called, the Jaspers were down 60-52 with six seconds remaining. Manhattan forward Shane Richards hit what looked to be a meaningless 3-pointer with one second left on the clock before Iona players and fans prematurely ran out on the court.

If you weren’t against fans storming the court before this, you might have changed your mind depending on which side you were on Monday night.

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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

Not good but just another day in the grinder
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Posted by Sidehatch
1 year ago

Ironic when one considers that the NCAA football and basketball refs regularly "overlook" letting the last second tick away, despite stuff like going out of bounds (basketball and football), or an incomplete pass with 0:02 left (football).
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Posted by Hurricanes2010
1 year ago

Worst loss I have had in a long time.
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Posted by Hurricanes2010
1 year ago

Worst loss I have had in a long time.
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Posted by bobbydascout
1 year ago

refs had money on jaspers no other explanation to why you call a tech with .1 secs left. impossible to catch and shoot ball with under .3 secs especially with iona inbounding, so was worst call ever as i watched what went down i was sick to my stomach. i chased my weekend losses and thought all was gud after iona hit to ft's to go up 8. figured my losses covered and made 500
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Posted by DanTos8715
1 year ago

I think there was actually .1 seconds left on the clock. Weak call by the refs.
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Posted by Raisethis2
1 year ago

I will get my revenge betting against these mutts in the first round. Easy game.
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Posted by Tex-101
1 year ago

Worked out fine for me, lol.
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Posted by Tex-101
1 year ago

"Worked out fine for me, lol."