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There are bad beats and there is the ending to Kentucky vs Texas A&M men's college basketball game. 


After the Wildcats tipped off in this meeting as 12.5-point favorites, via FanDuel Sportsbook, the Aggies hit a last-second 3-pointer from halfcourt to cut their deficit from 14 to 11 points at the buzzer.


But it wasn't just any halfcourt shot, because both Kentucky head coach John Calipari and Texas A&M head coach, Billy Kennedy believed the game had already ended on Kentucky's last possession.

Up 14 points, Kentucky held the ball for the whole 30 seconds of their final possession, with both teams believing the game had ended when the buzzer sounded. However, upon closer examination by the officiating crew, there was actually a 0.8-second differential between the shot clock and the game clock. That time was added and Savion Flagg made an unreal shot. 

The officials had to step in and separate Calipari and Kennedy after the two had already met at halfcourt to shake hands following the sound of the shot clock and not the game clock. 


With 0.8 seconds left to burn, Flagg chucked a meaningless heave from halfcourt and absolutely nailed it to lead his Aggies to a cover and ultimately, a bad beat for Kentucky bettors. 


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