More seasoned speculators immediately projected two Kansas makes, a futile North Carolina bomb and a KU cover -- 74-69 -- by the whiskers on Bill Self's deceptively cherubic cheeks.
INSTEAD, ENTER THE SLOPPY SNEAKERS of Dajuan Harris Jr.
The Kansas sophomore looped to take the inbounds pass in front IDN Slot of the NC bench and quickly zipped not once but twice out of bounds along the sideline.
Ball back to NC with 4.2 seconds remaining. Another futile Love missile and a national title for the Jayhawks.
But a stunning "cash" for backers of the Tarheels (+4 or +4½) and a brutal "L" for the other side.
The frenzied missteps of Harris literally impacted the exchange of tens of millions of dollars.