An end-of-half sequence might have cost Great Osobor a point, but at least it didn’t cost him $22,000.
The Utah State forward’s 3-pointer with 1:44 left in the first half, which was later reviewed and called a two, ended up being the difference in boxing champion Floyd Mayweather’s bet on the game.
Mayweather bet Utah State would lead by over 7.5 points at the break, according to a post he shared on social media. He spent $22,000, with the chance of winning $20,000.
Osobor’s made three originally put the Aggies up 38-30 over San Jose State. When it was ruled a two retroactively, the halftime score became 37-30 and Mayweather lost the money.
He apparently didn’t know the shot had been reviewed and changed during the intermission.
“ESPN’s app showed Utah State being up by 8 points at the half,” Mayweather wrote on social media. “But when I went to cash my ticket the Sportsbooks told me that I lost. I’ve known ESPN to have the most official scores. It’s only some pocket change but it’s the principle.”
Utah State won 82-61. Osobor finished with 31 points and seven rebounds.
It was head coach Danny Sprinkle’s 100th win and puts USU at 19-2 and 7-1 in Mountain West play. It will travel to San Diego State on Saturday.