Gambler tears up $7,000 ticket on UConn women money-line bet

A gambler in Las Vegas lost $7,000 trying to win $100 as the UConn women's basketball team lost to Mississippi State on Friday.

The UConn women’s basketball team was a massive -7000 money-line favorite over Mississippi State in Friday night’s national semifinal, meaning bettors had to risk $7,000 to win $100 on a Huskies victory. One gambler in Las Vegas did just that.

Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a bettor lost $7,000 when diminutive Mississippi State guard Morgan William knocked down a buzzer-beating 15-foot jumper in overtime to push the Bulldogs past the Huskies 66-64 in Final Four action in Dallas.

For a bet against the spread, the Huskies were 21.5-point favorites, but a winning money-line bet requires just a straight-up victory regardless of point spread.

The loss snapped UConn’s 111-game win streak.

A more fortunate bettor, meanwhile, saw a money-line bet on underdog Mississippi State pay off in a big way, turning 200 into $4,000 at 20-to-1 odds.

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