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Mistake prone

Updated: February 11, 2013, 11:23 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Some mistakes seem sweet even after you've made them.

Here's provably the worst mistake in sports: Leading by three points late at college basketball and not fouling.

There are two ways to get tied when you're up three with seven or eight seconds left in the game: Somebody throws in a simple three-pointer; or you foul on top, and the other team has to make the first free throw, miss the second, get the rebound, and throw in a two-point shot. The refs could probably make around 30 ...

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