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On This Day in Sports Odds History

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1989: After a questionable foul call on Gerald Greene of Seton Hall, Michigan guard Rumeal Robinson hits two clutch free throws with three seconds left to give the Wolverines an 80-79 overtime victory in the National Championship. Michigan failed to cover as 2½-point favorites and the game stayed under the total of 164. It was the first National Championship to go to overtime in 26 years and still remains as the last title game to have a margin of victory of a single point.

1996 (NBA): The expansion Vancouver Grizzlies snap a then NBA record 23-game losing streak after defeating the Minnsesota Timberwolves, 105-103. The Grizzlies were 3-point home underdogs as rookie Bryant Reeves led the team with 28 points.

2000 (College Basketball): Michigan State wins their second National Championship after defeating Florida 89-76. The Spartans, who won each of their games during the tournament by double digits, covered the spread as a 4½-point favorite and the game went over the total of 147 points. Mateen Cleaves scored 18 points in the title game and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

2004 (College Basketball): Perhaps the worst bad beat in NCAA Tournament history - with Connecticut favored by 2 points and up 79-75, Duke's Chris Duhon hits a meaningless 38-foot bankshot at the buzzer to bring the Blue Devils within one and get the backdoor cover. In the National Championship, Connecticut would beat Georgia Tech, 82-73, as a 5½-point favorite.