Sorry, Bookies: Overtime Win Keeps Kentucky Undefeated

Top-ranked University of Kentucky kept its perfect men’s basketball record this season intact with an 89-86 overtime win against the University of Mississippi.

Aaron Harrison broke a tie by making two free throws with 89 seconds remaining in overtime last night as the host Wildcats improved to 14-0 and continued their bid to become the first men’s college basketball team to go undefeated since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. Ole Miss fell to 9-5.

Harrison had 26 points to lead Kentucky. Stefan Moody had 25 points for the Rebels, who missed a shot at the end of regulation that could have won the game.

Las Vegas sportsbook William Hill U.S. took 39 bets at 50-1 odds before the season on the Wildcats going undefeated. Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill, said those bets represent a six-figure liability for the sportsbook.

The three-point margin of victory was Kentucky’s smallest of the season and only the second time it has won by fewer than 10 points.

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