Duke was able to outlast Kentucky last night, taking home a 75-68 win behind 23 points from Seth Curry and 18 from Mason Plumlee. And during the game ESPN basketball tweeted something to their 115,000 followers about a pending upset (the tweet has since been removed – but at least many of us were able to respond to it first).
— Michael Rogner (@RunTheFloor) November 14, 2012
Since the tweet was almost instantly removed, I assume they saw the error of their ways. I was wrong.
This morning I woke up and checked the scores, and there it was again.
For the record, Duke was favored in this game by 3 points. And by my understanding of what constitutes an upset, had Kentucky won then that would have been an upset.
I don't know how this fits their narrative, but surely ESPN can check a Vegas line. But, for whatever reason, they're sticking with the upset angle.