Boeheims Beat Up FSU, Figuratively And Literally, As Buddy Boeheim Throws Punch In 39-Point Win

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The Syracuse Orange absolutely dismantled Florida State today in ACC Tournament action, taking down the Seminoles by a score of 96-57.

The 39-point difference was the second largest in tournament history, in a game that was dominated by the Orange from start to finish.

Syracuse grabbed a 6-4 lead early in the first half and never trailed again. By halftime, the margin was 23 points. That differential only grew as the game continued.

Senior Cole Swider was the catalyst for the Orange, notching a team-high 28 points and 13 boards. Swider tallied the double-double on 60% shooting, including making 4-of-6 of his attempts from three-point land.

While Swider did most of the damage for Syracuse, it was the brother-to-brother combination of Buddy and Jimmy Boeheim that stole the show.

The sons of head coach Jim Boeheim, each finished the game with double digits.

Jimmy, a forward, notched 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting including this huge dunk to put the Orange up by 40 late in the game. He also brought down six rebounds.

His brother, Buddy, got the assist on the slam and finished up with 14 points on the afternoon.

Buddy is a known commodity after leading the ACC in scoring throughout the regular season. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his play on the court that led to his trending on social media Wednesday afternoon.

Buddy Boeheim Throws A Punch To The Gut Of An FSU Player

Early in first half action, Boeheim appears to punch FSU player Wyatt Wilkes in the stomach after being boxed out for a rebound.

Head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game that it was inadvertent, but we’ll let you be the judge.

Here’s another angle of the punch Boeheim delivers.

It sure looks like the punch is thrown with some purpose. Wilkes falls to his knees and was forced to leave the game. The play was not reviewed by officials despite a stoppage in action.

The ACC will be sure to look at this after the fact as it should’ve likely been a flagrant foul. An ensuing suspension could be on hand with Syracuse taking on Duke in tournament action tomorrow.