- Jim Boeheim is going to bat for his son after he was caught giving a cheap shot to an FSU player.
- Buddy Boeheim punched a Florida State player during Syracuse’s win over the ‘Noles in the ACC Tournament.
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Buddy Boeheim landed a cheap shot on a Florida State player during Syracuse’s win over the Seminoles in the ACC Tournament. The blatant punch was caught on camera, but Jim Boeheim is trying to argue that there was nothing to it.
Buddy, Jim’s son, caught Florida State’s Wyatt Wilkes with a closed fist right in the gut during the first half of Wednesday’s matchup. The announcers certainly noticed the shot Buddy landed, with Jay Bilas saying it “looked intentional,” but there was no foul called nor was the play reviewed.
Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim appears to take a dirty shot at #FSU's Wyatt Wilkes, who left the game in pain. Nothing called and no review. pic.twitter.com/UBxBsT7Mbd
— Carter Karels (@CarterKarels) March 9, 2022
Syracuse blew out Florida State 96-57 with Buddy scoring 14 points along the way.
After the contest that wasn’t really a contest, Jim went to bat for his son.
“I saw the play, the kid pushed him twice,” Boeheim told the press after the game. “I think it was inadvertent, it wasn’t much of a punch.”
The elder Boeheim was also asked if he was concerned about the possibility of his son being suspended, to which he replied by asking “for what?”
Buddy released a statement shortly after the game saying “it was wrong to act out in frustration” and that he apologized to Wilkes multiple times after the final whistle.
Jim Boeheim says it wasn’t a punch, it was an inadvertent swing by Buddy on a player that “pushed him twice” and you “can’t let people push you around”
When asked if he’s concerned Buddy will be suspended: “For what?”
— Gregory Hall (@gregoryhall_) March 9, 2022
Nothing about Buddy’s cheap shot was “inadvertent.” College basketball fans were quick to call out Jim’s comments after the game.
Call and make an appointment please. https://t.co/8imPuQf7nq pic.twitter.com/e91qLkVe6N
— Karter Baughan (@karterb8) March 9, 2022
Jim watching the play https://t.co/2K0RQv8rwg pic.twitter.com/JwfUxqLC1T
— Henry (@seminole4life22) March 9, 2022
The least shocking press conference answer of the day https://t.co/ukLRpsiAny
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) March 9, 2022
I think is the first time I’ve ever seen a punch referred to as “inadvertent” https://t.co/NMAkVNfbiL
— tcf15 (@tcf_15) March 9, 2022
Could not have possibly been any less advertant https://t.co/NbiuEA7Wmq
— Brian Smith (@SmithBrianA) March 9, 2022
Either he hasn't watched the replay or he is lying to himself to protect his kid. It was a punch or at least a deliberate strike https://t.co/V9bm23i8bd
— Mark Spurlock (@Hamboneingreenb) March 9, 2022