It’s been a down season for Syracuse males’s basketball, however the 2022 ACC match gives this system an opportunity to make a Cinderella run to the large dance. The Orange needed to begin their run in Brooklyn in opposition to Florida State, they usually already acquired a present from the referees when one in all their finest gamers was allowed to get away with an obvious punch to his opponent’s chest.
Buddy Boeheim, son of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, struck Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes and wasn’t known as for a foul. How did the refs let Boeheim get away with this?
Boeheim, a 6’6 senior ahead, led Syracuse in scoring this yr at greater than 19 factors per sport. Syracuse is fortunate he didn’t get ejected. The Orange enter the ACC match at 15-16 general and 9/11 within the ACC. Profitable the convention match is their solely path to the NCAA match.
Right here’s what Papa Boeheim stated after the sport:
Boeheim on the Buddy punch: “I noticed the play, the child pushed him twice, I believe it was inadvertent. It wasn’t a lot of a punch.”
— Anthony Dabbundo (@AnthonyDabbundo) March 9, 2022
Followers across the ACC have been shocked he acquired away with it.
If this match have been in Greensboro they’d have had Buddy Boeheim deported. It is in Brooklyn, so him punching a dude within the chest is not even a foul.
— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) March 9, 2022
Buddy Boeheim what the precise hell was that?
— Caroline Darney (@cwdarney) March 9, 2022
Syracuse gained in a rout, 96-57.